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A million more opt in as organ donors in Wales

Wales has become the first nation in the UK to introduce a "revolutionary" new system to increase the number of organ donors.

From Tuesday, adults will be regarded as having consented to organ donation unless they have opted out.

Already more than one million people - 34% of the population - have registered to opt in; 86,000 have opted out so far.

Health Minister Mark Drakeford called it a "ground-breaking step which will save lives".

But he said although a million more people had so far opted in to be a potential donor, the law also gave people the right to register to opt out.

  • 01 Dec 2015
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