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Nola Leach writes for Conservative Home on organ donation

12th Sep 2018 - Rachael Adams

CARE’s Chief Executive Nola Leach wrote for Conservative Home on the ethical and practical concerns related to moving the organ donation system to one of presumed consent.

“Finally, it does not provide good value for money as there are much more effective and efficient ways to increase the numbers of organs available for transplant from deceased donors. Shifting to an opt-out system might seem attractive on paper. But such a system raises serious ethical and practical concerns. This Conservative Government would do better to leave it well alone.”

Read the article in full here.

The article was part of a series of articles and interviews that CARE did for our week long campaign on organ donation, which you can read more about here.

The Public Bills Committee today began scrutinising the Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Bill. If passed, the legislation would see an opt-out system of organ donation introduced across England, with sources indicating it would be up and running by spring 2020. 

You can read more about that here.


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