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Transplants: are the donors really, truly dead?

Organ donation has hit the headlines recently following a debate in Parliament. The Mirror claimed much of the glory with its headline: ‘’We did it!’ Organ transplant Bill to save up to 500 lives a year in England passes crucial Commons hurdle’ However, I have […]

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Why should families have a say in organ retrieval?

It may come as a bit of a surprise to some people that even if a member of your immediate family carries an organ donor card, or is registered to donate his/her organs on death, you and your family could still refuse to let any […]


Presumed consent could become law in Wales by 2015

Controversial plans to introduce new legislation on organ donation in Wales have taken a big step forward.  This week the Welsh Assembly published a draft bill setting out a legal framework to adopt a system of ‘presumed consent’ for organ donation on death. If approved, […]