Monday, September 22, 2008

Kidney transplant father backs reform - WalesOnline

Kidney transplant father backs reform - WalesOnline

Mr Schofield travelled to the Philippines in June 2007 in the hope of buying a new kidney after an earlier transplant had failed.

The trip was unsuccessful but he underwent a kidney transplant at the University Hospital of Wales in February, allowing him to return to work and resume surfing.

The father-of-two said: “Presumed consent is a great thing, but the way it has been put across means many people think they will be giving everything away.

“No-one will be asking anyone to do anything different if we move to an opt-out system – people will still be able to live their lives as fast as they want, but if anything happens they will have another chance to help someone else."

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