Tag Archives: organ donation

Welsh plans to increase organ donation: costly waste of time and money

Not only are radical plans to introduce new legislations to increase organ donation on death in Wales going to cost millions of pounds, and be highly complicated to administer, they are also ‘ethically tricky,’ new research published in the journal Transplantation this month confirms. The […]


Opt in or opt out for organ donation? Pressure grows for change

There have been growing demands this week for the introduction of a system of organ donation across the UK in which everyone is automatically placed on the organ donor register.  This would mean that, unless people specifically opted out, hospitals would be allowed to use […]

Archbishop of Wales right to raise organ donor concerns

  The Archbishop of Wales has been accused of being ‘unChristian’ for daring to criticise the Welsh government’s intention to bring in presumed consent for organ donation. The Welsh Government has repeatedly stated it wants to bring in legislation to introduce a so-called ‘soft opt-out’ […]

This week’s hot topic is not PC

This week’s hot topic is not one many people have thought much about. But organ donation, and particularly ‘presumed consent’ (PC), is one we will all have to start thinking much more about in the next five years.  It was one of three debates on […]

BMA rejects request to reconsider its position on presumed consent for organ donation – bad decision!

The British Medical Association today (Tuesday 28 June) rejected a motion calling it to reconsider its position on presumed consent for organ donation. This has happened just as the Welsh Assembly has announced it is introducing a bill to legalise presumed consent. The BMA supports […]