Wales organ donation consent plan - WalesOnline
Wales organ donation consent plan
Sep 19 2008 By Madeleine Brindley
WALES could become the first part of the UK to switch to a system of presumed consent for organ donation as Health Minister Edwina Hart today dramatically rejected an Assembly committee report.
The National Assembly's health committee decided that it would not call for such an opt-out system earlier this year because it would "distract" from the need to increase the number of organs available for donation.
But Mrs Hart today said that the receommendation is out of step with public opinion and said the Assembly Government will not rule out seeking a legislative competence order to introduce presumed consent in Wales.