Published: Sun, August 05, 2018
Medical | By Johnnie Horton

New system of consent for organ and tissue donation announced

New system of consent for organ and tissue donation announced

The vice president of the association said that in spite of much progress achieved over the past years, China should further promote organ donation to benefit more patients in the future.

The new law on organ donation will be called "Max's law" after Max Johnson, 10, of Winsford, Cheshire, who was saved by a heart transplant in August a year ago.

It will replace the current plan, under which people must sign up to be a donor on the NHS Organ Donor Register.

While the new system shifts the balance of presumption in favour of organ donation, those who do not wish to donate their organs will still be able to record their decision on the NHS Organ Donor Register, either via NHS Blood and Transplant's website or by calling their helpline.

Organ donation saves lives.

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Asked by the news anchor whether it would give doctors licence to take your organs, the medical ethicist said: "Sometimes if there is no known wish a doctor can approach relatives and some relatives decide not to donate".

'We believe that by making these changes, we can save as many as 700 more lives every year.

"But the issue really is how do we weigh up the number of lives saved with the need to respect fully the consent of the person who has just died to what happens to their organs".

There will be exceptions to the presumed consent system, including those aged under 18, individuals who lack the mental capacity to understand the changes and people who have not lived in England for at least 12 months before their death.

'Introducing an opt-out system in England will better reflect the views of the general public and give hope to those now waiting for a transplant they so desperately need'.

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