Organ Donation Act 2019 becomes law

April 9 2019
The Organ Donation Act - known as Max and Keira's law in honour of a boy who received a heart transplant and the girl who donated it - will mean adults in England will be considered potential donors unless they chose to opt out or are excluded.
With 80% of people in England supporting organ donation but only 38% having recorded their wishes, families are often left with a difficult decision when a loved one dies.
It’s important that everyone takes the time to discuss their choices on donation with their families and register their wishes, whatever their preference may be.

Please read more about these changes at the links below to Kidney Care UK and the NHS Blood and Transplant websites:

 

Article about the act passing and comment from politicians and campaigners.

More on the changes, and what you should do.

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