In a response to the Western Mail the following statement was given by the Government:
A Welsh Assembly Government spokesman said, “The Chief Medical officer Dr Tony Jewell, the Health Minister Edwina Hart and First Minister Rhodri Morgan are personally in favour of considering presumed consent as a way of increasing the number of organ donations.
“The Health Minister has stated this view at two recent meetings with Kidney Foundation Wales. However, they have all recognised that any changes to legislation would require wide-ranging consultation and testing of public opinion.
“The Welsh Assembly Government recognises there is a critical shortage of donated organs and increasing numbers of patients being listed for transplant.
“It is therefore important for people to consider signing up to the UK-wide organ donation register.”
See article below on Melanie Dark by M Brindley Health Correspondent of Western Mail