1. ITV Report

Proposals lodged for opt-out organ donation in Jersey

Credit: PA Images

Plans to introduce an opt-out organ donation system in Jersey have moved a step closer, after the Health Minister lodged his draft law today.

If approved, consent for organ donation would be assumed unless family members object. There would be some vulnerable groups excluded from the new arrangements.

The Scrutiny Panel says they are currently reviewing the plans.

We will be questioning the Minister on his plans in a public hearing next Thursday.

We are keen to ensure that the public’s views on this are addressed by the Health Minister.

The public can send us their questions via twitter using #asktheministerjsy and #organdonationjsy.

– Deputy RIchard Renouf, Chairman of the Health and Social Security Scrutiny Panel

Only 12% of islanders are currently on the donor register and 12 people are currently waiting for a transplant.

The Health Minister says he wants to make it easier for people to potentially save a life.