Open consultation

Opt-out organ donation: organs and tissues excluded from the new system


Seeks views on the organs and tissues that should be excluded from the new 'opt-out' organ donation system.

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Consultation description

This consultation asks people for their views on which organs and tissues should be excluded from the new opt-out organ donation system.

From 2020, everyone in England over the age of 18 will be considered to be in favour of donating their organs and tissue after death unless they:

  • have said they do not want to donate (opted out)
  • have appointed someone to decide for them after death
  • are in an excluded group

The government proposes that transplants of certain organs and tissues will still need consent and wants your views on whether we are excluding the right parts of the body from the opt-out system.


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Published 29 April 2019