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Draft Human Transplantation (Wales) Bill

The Welsh Government is committed to increasing the number of organs and tissues available for transplant.
Start of consultation: 18/06/2012
End of consultation: 10/09/2012

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We are consulting on a draft Bill which will introduce a soft opt-out system for consent to deceased organ and tissue donation in Wales.  A soft opt-out system is where a person’s consent to donation will be deemed to have been given unless they objected during their lifetime.  This process is called opting out.   However, those closest to the deceased will still have an important role to play in the process.  

We plan to bring this new law into effect in 2015.

The draft Bill sets out how the law will look in Wales.  The draft Explanatory Memorandum details how the system is likely to work in practice.