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Opt-out organ donation system adopted in Jersey

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An opt-out organ donation system has been approved in Jersey.

The States voted 44 votes to 1 in favour of approving the new law.

It means consent for organ donation will now be assumed unless family members object and 'opt-out'.

Proposals for the system were lodged earlier this year by the Health Minister, Senator Andrew Green.

He says he wants to make it easier for people to potentially save a life.

13%
Only 13% of islanders are currently on the donor register.
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