Friday, 27 February 2015

Organ Donation Changes in Wales

From 1 December 2015 organ donation in Wales will change to a soft opt out or deemed consent system

Regular Serving Personnel will be deemed as not ordinarily resident and exempt from the scheme even if they are from Wales or have a home in Wales.

Family members over 18 years old that accompany regular serving personnel on assignment to a post in Wales will be required to make a choice under the scheme if resident in Wales for more than 1 year.

Opting in will place individual in the UK wide NHS Organ Donor Register and choice when they leave Wales.

CHoice will be a personal matter and is important that it is discussed with all the family.

9 out of 10 people in Wales support the Organ Donor Register but only 32% have signed up to it.