It has been a long journey and it is very good law. It received proper consultation and first class scrutiny all the way through.
It gives hope to all those waiting for a transplant, not only those on the list but those who fear chronic organ failure and who may need a transplant.
I am proud that we were at the forefront of making our views known and we thank all those involved from all political parties and especially the Bill Team and the Government for getting us through over the line.
The debate was detailed and produced an Act which the Assembly and Wales can be proud and will now be a marker for other parts of the UK
Christian campaign group CARE has welcomed what it describes as a 'significant shift' in the Welsh Government's approach to respecting the rights of families of potential organ donors. But the organisation says that families should still have the legal right to a veto.
Consent is so important to the functioning of any health service that this commitment to respect the views of the surviving family needs to be made in the legislation itself. In countries where a credible soft-opt-out system functions this is already the case.
With the best practice of these countries and the importance of consent in mind, there can be no good reason not to make this commitment on the face of the legislation. The National Assembly for Wales should amend the Welsh Government's Bill to make this commitment clear.