July 4, 2016

Six-month Stats Show Opt-Out Organ Donation Works

Earlier this year I asked Prime Minister David Cameron if he would bring opt-out organ donation to England. He said he’d consider it, and wrote to me to confirm, but said there was not sufficient evidence that the policy is effective. The opt-out (or ‘presumed consent’) system has been in place in Wales since December 2015 following a groundbreaking act …

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April 13, 2016

David Cameron Refuses to Match the Welsh Labour Commitment on Opt-Out Organ Donation

Today I questioned Prime Minister David Cameron about bringing an ‘opt-out’ (presumed consent) system of organ donation to the rest of the UK, following its introduction in Wales. The Welsh Labour Government implemented this legislation in 2015, and evidence from around the world has shown that countries with an opt-out system see higher levels of organ donation, and therefore more …

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December 4, 2015

Call for Debate on Presumed Consent Organ Donation in Parliament

On 3rd December 2015 I took the opportunity in Business Questions to praise the Welsh Labour Government’s ground-breaking law on automatic consent¬†organ donation. In Wales, as of December 2015, all adults are now presumed to consent to donating organs upon their death unless they specifically ‘opt out’. I asked Leader of the House of Commons, Chris Grayling MP, if there …

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