Written Questions are submitted by MPs or Lords to receive information from a Department.
|24 Feb 2020, 6:39 p.m.||Organs: Donors||Neil Coyle|
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on what the date presumed consent for organ donation will be implemented.
Answer (Helen Whately)
The Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Act 2019 heralds a new system of consent for organ and tissue donation in England, known as ‘opt-out' or ‘deemed consent’. The new consent arrangements mean that all adults over 18 will be considered potential organ and tissue donors after death, unless they make a decision that they do not want to be a donor, they have nominated a representative to make a decision on their behalf after death or are in an excluded group.
The Government intends to implement the new system later this spring and is planning to announce the exact date shortly.