Dr Graham Shortland
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University Hospital of Wales boss on organ law change

Wales becomes the first UK country to introduce a soft opt-out system for organ donation from 1 December.

The assumption will be that people are willing to donate unless they actively opt out of the process.

The University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff is the only hospital in Wales where pancreas and kidney transplants will take place. Organs donated in Wales go into a wider UK pool.

Dr Graham Shortland, medical director of Cardiff and Vale health board, told BBC Wales health correspondent Owain Clarke it was important everyone was informed and the results of the law change were evaluated.

  • 01 Dec 2015
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