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Beginning of Life issues in 2017: what will we be talking about this year?

2017 will be another busy and challenging year on beginning of life issues Abortion October 2017 marks the 50th Anniversary of the 1967 Abortion Act. Throughout the year this significant anniversary will generate media publicity, events, stories from women and will fire up campaigns by […]

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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 […]

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‘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)

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 […]

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Presumed consent could become law in Wales by 2015

Controversial plans to introduce new legislation on organ donation in Wales have taken a big step forward.  This week the Welsh Assembly published a draft bill setting out a legal framework to adopt a system of ‘presumed consent’ for organ donation on death. If approved, […]