Tag Archives: organ donation

Organ donation now on the agenda in Northern Ireland

Wales has finally passed controversial legislation to bring in presumed consent for organ donation by 2015. Now it seems that Northern Ireland may be next in line to change their law on donation. Currently in Northern Ireland (as in the rest of the UK, other [...]

Controversial policies on organ donation pushed by the BMA and ‘leading doctor’

I support organ donation.  In 2013 there were 7,250 people on the UK waiting list for a transplant. The altruistic gift aspect of donation, which arises from fully informed consent, resonates with our Christian obligation to love our neighbours as ourselves. The word ‘donate’ is derived [...]

Welsh plans to introduce a system of presumed consent for organ donation are both unnecessary and unethical

I was recently interviewed by Emily Graves of Crossrhythms Radio about Welsh plans to introduce a system of presumed consent for organ donation. The following is an extract from the interview. The full transcript is available on line. Emily: Please could you start by outlining [...]

‘Presumed consent’ for organ donation is both unnecessary and unethical

‘Presumed consent’ for organ donation is both unnecessary and unethical. Wales could become the only UK country with an opt-out organ donation system if politicians vote to change the law today. Currently an ‘opt-in’ consent system operates across the UK. Individuals can authorise organ removal [...]

Patients, families and organ donation – who should decide? (RE-POST)

(NB: This post was originally posted in September 2012) If you live in Wales, or plan to live – or study – there for longer than six months, by 2015 you are likely to find yourself automatically registered as an organ donor, whether you are [...]