Open consultation

Introducing ‘opt-out’ consent for organ and tissue donation in England

Summary

The government wants views from as many people as possible on plans to make it easier for people to give consent to be an organ donor.

This consultation is being held on another website.

This consultation closes at

Consultation description

We have launched a consultation about organ and tissue donation. The government wants to know what people think about proposed changes in which people are considered willing to be an organ donor after their death, unless they have ‘opted out’.

We want to find out what people think of how the changes to the system should be made, and what else they think the government needs to consider.

The defining issues of the new system are:

  • how much say families have in their deceased relative’s decision to donate their organs
  • when exemptions to ‘opt-out’ would be needed, and what safeguards would be necessary
  • how a new system might affect certain groups depending on age, disability, race or faith

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Published 12 December 2017