Proposed changes to the organ donation system in Wales have been published, which would see everyone in Wales considered to be a potential organ/tissue donor in the event of their death - unless they have previously opted-out.
Health Minister Lesley Griffiths unveiled the plans this morning. The Welsh Government says a 'soft' opt-out system could increase the number of organ donations by 25%.
Under the new law, adults who live and die in Wales will be deemed to have given their consent to donation unless they:
Register a wish to be a donor (opt in) orRegister a wish not to be a donor (opt out)
Opponents of the plans, such as the Church in Wales, have voiced objections on moral grounds.
If passed, the system would come into law in 2015.
Our political editor Adrian Masters explains the new law proposed by the Welsh Government regarding organ donation.