UK announces new organ donation plan

UK announces new organ donation plan

More people in Tyne and Wear are saving lives through deceased organ donation, latest figures have revealed.

Conservative Government ministers are to go ahead with reformations to organ "donation" laws which they said could increase the availability of organs for transplant by 700 per year, reports the BBC.

"I've always been a supporter of organ donation, it's such a noble thing to do for people to give that gift - it really is the gift of life", he added.

This opt-out system, opposite to the current opt-in system, will mean everyone is considered a willing organ donor unless they have explicitly recorded a wish not to be.

According to research, 82% of people in England support organ donation but only 37% have signed up to the register.

Grieving families are given the choice if a patient's wish to donate is not known, "but less than half give consent for the organs to be donated" says The Metro.

"It can not be right that a shortage of donors means people from minority ethnic backgrounds wait longer for a transplant than others", Jackie Doyle-Price, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Mental Health and Inequalities, said.

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"We hope that more people will join the great cause to let love continue to live", said Yang Jiayin, Head of the Organ Transplant Centre at Sichuan University's West China Hospital.

China has recorded 18,433 voluntary organ donors, who donated 52,213 organs, from 2010 to mid-July this year.

Fiona Loud, policy director at Kidney Care UK, said: "Patients are dying every day while they wait for a transplant, so we welcome the commitment to change our system so more lives can be transformed. I want to encourage people who wish to give life in the event of their death to take the time to record their wishes and discuss it with their family".

An "opt-out" system for organ donation will be introduced in the United Kingdom in a move that should save hundreds of lives a year, the government will announce today.

In the United Kingdom in 2017, 411 people died before the right donor was found, and more than 5,000 people are now on the waiting list in England.

But Mr Beggs warned that unless it is also extended here, Northern Ireland will soon be the only part of the United Kingdom without an opt-out system. We need to address myths and misconceptions around donation, and we will only do this by having informed debate and dialogue, which I hope will be fostered by these proposals.

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