The legislation receives royal assent
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Organ law in Wales 'will make a difference'

People in Wales will be presumed to have agreed for their organs to be donated after death from December 2015, it has been announced.

Wales will be the first UK nation to introduce a system where consent is assumed unless people have opted out.

The legislation, described by ministers as the "most significant" the Welsh assembly had passed, received royal assent on Tuesday.

Currently, people across the UK join a voluntary scheme and carry a card if they wish to donate organs.

Health Minister Mark Drakeford said the law would make a "major difference" to people's lives.

New organ donation system from 2015

  • 10 Sep 2013
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