11Jul/17

Government approves plans for ‘opt-out’ system of organ donation – Irish Examiner

Government approves plans for ‘opt-out’ system of organ donation
Irish Examiner
The Government has formally approved plans for an opt-out system of organ donation. The Health Minister Simon Harris has been told to start drafting a law which would put the idea into effect. The proposals would overhaul Ireland’s organ donation

10Jul/17

Parents of child in desperate need of a heart transplant on why we need a new model for organ donation – Evening Standard

Evening StandardParents of child in desperate need of a heart transplant on why we need a new model for organ donationEvening StandardHis parents want to encourage people to become registered organ donors. The UK has an opt-in system where organs can o…

10Jul/17

Black Isle transplant hope mum welcomes organ donation ‘opt-out’ proposal – Ross-Shire Journal


Ross-Shire Journal
Black Isle transplant hope mum welcomes organ donation ‘opt-out’ proposal
Ross-Shire Journal
Dr Calum MacKellar, the organisation’s research director, noted there had been no increase in the number of transplants from deceased donors in Wales since its opt-out system was introduced. And more people in Scotland than anywhere else in the UK …

06Jul/17

To solve organ shortage, states consider ‘opt-out’ organ donation laws – STAT


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To solve organ shortage, states consider ‘opt-out’ organ donation laws
STAT
It’s called opt-out organ donation or “presumed consent” and it means that basically every resident is an organ donor unless they remove themselves from that list. Some version of opt-out organ donation already exists in 25 European countries including …
Being an organ donor is your choice, not the state’s to dictateIndependent Online

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06Jul/17

VIDEO: Boy, 9, calls for change to organ donor law – as he faces desperate wait for new heart – Stoke Sentinel


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VIDEO: Boy, 9, calls for change to organ donor law – as he faces desperate wait for new heart
Stoke Sentinel
That is not a time to make a decision about organ donation.” The campaign has won the backing of the medical profession. Doctor Richard Vautrey, acting chairman of the British Medical Association’s GP committee, said: “Around 10,000 people in the UK …

03Jul/17

Winsford boy is face of national campaign to change organ donor law as time runs out for lifesaving heart transplant – ChesterChronicle.co.uk


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Winsford boy is face of national campaign to change organ donor law as time runs out for lifesaving heart transplant
ChesterChronicle.co.uk
“We feel an ‘opt-out’ organ donation system would work better, as it does in other countries.” Emma spoke about how Max, a pupil at Oswald’s Worleston CE Primary School in Nantwich, had always been a lively boy, full of energy and ‘fit as a fiddle

03Jul/17

Scotland change to ‘opt-out’ organ donor system followed six-year Glasgow Evening Times campaign – Press Gazette


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Scotland change to ‘opt-out’ organ donor system followed six-year Glasgow Evening Times campaign
Press Gazette
This week the Scottish government agreed to implement an opt-out system for organ donation following six years of campaigning from the Glasgow Evening Times. The paper launched the Opt for Life campaign in October 2011 lobbying for the Scottish …

30Jun/17

NHS considers requiring opt-out from organ donation in England – Financial Times


Financial Times
NHS considers requiring opt-out from organ donation in England
Financial Times
Latest figures for England show there were 885 “deceased donors” and 637 “living donors” in the first three quarters of 2016-17. There were 2,983 transplants in the same period, because some donors provide more than one organ. Also in that period
270 British children have died because our organ donation system is this inhumaneMirror.co.uk
Opt for Life: Scotland’s new transplant system will benefit patients …Glasgow Evening Times
Why do England and NI have ‘opt-in’ organ donation?BBC News
Liverpool Echo –BBC News
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30Jun/17

Guardian backs petition to change organ donation law and give … – Middlewich Guardian


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Guardian backs petition to change organ donation law and give …
Middlewich Guardian
THE Guardian is today backing a petition launched by the Daily Mirror, calling on the Government to change organ donation laws and save thousands of…
Cambridge News backs Mirror organ donation campaign to help …Cambridge News
North East transplant families welcome potential change in organ …ChronicleLive

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30Jun/17

Hit-and-run victim Violet-Grace’s parents back campaign to change organ donor laws – Liverpool Echo


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Hit-and-run victim Violet-Grace’s parents back campaign to change organ donor laws
Liverpool Echo
The parents of four-year-old Violet-Grace Youens who was killed in a hit and run have backed a campaign to change organ donation rules. Rebecca and Glenn Youens gave their support to the Mirror’s new campaign which calls on the Prime Minister to …