Opt-out organ donation plans

The Welsh Government is planning to introduce a system of presumed consent for donating organs by 2015.

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Opinion poll shows support for opt-out system

An opinion poll looking at our attitudes towards an opt out system of organ donation in Wales has shown most of us favour the move.

Almost half of those questioned for the Welsh Government said they liked the idea with 22 per cent saying they were against.

Dr Chris Jones, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, says the poll also found support was strongest among older people and those living in North Wales and weakest among the young and people living in Swansea.

Wales will be the first place in the UK to have an opt out system of organ donation should the law change.

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