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Letters Organ donation

Organ donation: the clock is ticking for public awareness

BMJ 2020; 368 doi: (Published 27 March 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m1209
  1. Faraz Mughal, NIHR School for Primary Care Research GP career progression fellow1,
  2. Azeem Majeed, professor of primary care2
  1. 1School of Primary, Community, and Social Care, Keele University, Keele ST5 5BG, UK
  2. 2Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Imperial College London
  1. f.mughal{at}

The BMJ reports that England will move to an “opt-out” system of consent for organ donation from May 2020.1 This follows a Department of Health and Social Care consultation that received 17 000 responses, and the proposals plan to focus on decision making and public awareness.2

Given …

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