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.
More top news
A mild and cloudy start to the day, but persistent rain will soon arrive in the south and spread north-eastwards.
The human rights watchdog has unearthed "serious gaps" in the care of people released from police custody in England and Wales.
As many as 30,000 people living with cancer in Wales will be lonely this Christmas, a new estimate by Macmillan Cancer Support shows.