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Organ donation law: Transplant patient '200% better'

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.

Patient Calvin Jones, from Carmarthenshire, has just had a kidney transplant after being on the transplant list since June 2014.

"I was on dialysis from March of last year and I had no life really, my kidneys had finished," he told BBC Wales health correspondent Owain Clarke.

  • 01 Dec 2015
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