BMA meeting: BMA reaffirms its policy of “soft consent” on organ transplantation

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 29 June 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d4130
  1. Nigel Hawkes
  1. 1Cardiff

BMA policy on organ transplantation was reaffirmed when the annual conference in Cardiff turned down the opportunity to change it.

A motion from Sharon Blackford, a consultant representing West Glamorgan Division, called for the abandonment of the presumed consent model which the BMA has backed for the past 12 years. This presumes that all potential donors have consented …

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