Wales becomes first UK country to introduce new organ donation law

Wales has become the first country in the UK to introduce a soft opt-out system for organ and tissue donation. The new law will now presume consent for people's organs and tissues to be donated unless they stipulate otherwise.

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Organ donor numbers rise in lead up to new law

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The number of organ donors is rising in the lead up to Wales' historic change in the law.

An official report also says the number of people in Wales who die waiting for a transplant is falling.

More than 100,000 people have signed up to the donation register. From December a system of 'presumed consent' will be in force.

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