BMA annual meeting: BMA calls for opt-out organ donation to become UK-wideBMJ 2016; 353 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i3504 (Published 22 June 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i3504
- Abi Rimmer
- BMJ Careers
Doctors have called for the BMA to lobby the governments in England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland to implement an opt-out system for organ donation.
In December 2015 a “soft” opt-out system for organ donation was introduced in Wales. Under the new system, if someone has not registered a clear organ donation decision—namely, if they have not opted in or out—they are treated as having no objection to being an organ donor. This …