Organ donation consent law change could ‘undermine’ public trust, ethics experts warn – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 26th, 2018 in consent, news, organ transplants by tracey

‘Medical ethics experts have called for caution as a proposed change to organ donation laws in England, which would make everyone a donor unless the explicitly register an objection, made the first step to becoming law today.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd February 2018

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Wales switches to organ donation opt-out – The Guardian

Posted December 1st, 2015 in consent, health, news, organ transplants, Wales by tracey

‘Consent for organ donation switches from opt-in to “soft opt-out” in Wales from Tuesday. The Labour-led Welsh government claims the law change could lead to a 25% increase in the number of organs available.’

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The Guardian, 1st December 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

£6.4m for kidney op blunder man – The Independent

Posted February 14th, 2011 in damages, negligence, news, organ transplants, personal injuries by sally

“A man who nearly died during an operation to donate a kidney to his father has won £6.74 million High Court damages.”

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The Independent, 14th February 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Portsmouth hospital kidney donor claims £14m damages – BBC News

Posted November 2nd, 2010 in hospitals, negligence, news, organ transplants, personal injuries by sally

“A man who nearly died during an operation to donate a kidney to his sick father is claiming High Court damages of more than £14m.”

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BBC News, 1st November 2010

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Transplant family urges UK debate – BBC News

Posted February 18th, 2009 in organ transplants by sally

“The parents of the UK’s youngest surviving heart transplant patient have called for a debate on Britain’s organ donor laws.”

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BBC News, 18th February 2009

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Brown may press ahead with organ donor law, despite ruling of advisers – The Times

Posted November 17th, 2008 in news, organ transplants by sally

“Gordon Brown has refused to rule out a change in the law that may see everyone considered as a potential organ donor, despite the recommendations of his advisers today.”

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The Times, 17th November 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Donor ‘opt-out’ proposal rejected – BBC News

Posted November 17th, 2008 in news, organ transplants by sally

“A panel of experts has rejected plans to presume everyone consents to being an organ donor unless they opt out.”

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BBC News, 17th November 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Teenager wins right to die after hospital tried to force her to have heart transplant – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 11th, 2008 in medical treatment, news, organ transplants by sally

“A terminally-ill teenager has won the right to die after she was taken to court by her local hospital in an attempt to force her to have a heart transplant against her wishes.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th November 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Call for law on life support to meet wishes of organ donors – The Times

Posted August 4th, 2008 in news, organ transplants by sally

“The law should be clarified to make clear that removing organs for transplant may be in a donor’s ‘best interests’, the new National Clinical Director for Transplantation says.”

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The Times, 4th August 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Presumed consent law change ‘not necessary’ to donate organs – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 2nd, 2008 in news, organ transplants by sally

“Britain should not change the law to automatically presume everyone has given consent for their organs to be donated after their deaths, according to a House of Lords report.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st July 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Organ donation a “Christian duty” – BBC News

Posted October 9th, 2007 in Church of England, human tissue, news, organ transplants by sally

“The Church of England has declared organ donation to be a Christian duty, in keeping with giving oneself and one’s possessions freely.

 It [the Church] was taking part in a House of Lords consultation on whether there should be an EU-wide position on organ donation.”

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BBC News, 8th October 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk