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Under the Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Act 2019 adults in England are considered potential organ and tissue donors when they die unless they choose to opt-out or are in one of the excluded groups.
From today, the Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Act 2019 introduces a system of deemed consent for organ and tissue donation in England.
Please be aware that body donations are affected due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
As this situation is likely to continue for an unknown period of time, donors should ensure that they have an alternative funeral plan should their body donation not be accepted.
Today, the government has announced that the new law to implement a system of deemed consent for organ and tissue donation (also known as an ‘opt out’ system) will be introduced in England on 20 May 2020.
Our Chief Executive Allan Marriott-Smith takes a look back over the last decade of the HTA.