Welsh legislation - what it means for me

The law in Wales has changed to bring in a soft ’opt-out’ system for consent to organ donation. People living in Wales now have three choices:

  • If you want to be a donor, you can either register to be a donor (opt in) on the NHS Organ Donor Register or do nothing
  • If you do nothing, we will regard you as having no objection to donating your organs. This is called deemed consent. 
  • If you do not want to be a donor, you can register not to be a donor (opt out) on the NHS Organ Donor Register

You can also appoint a representative to make the decision for you after your death.

By removing your name from the NHS Organ Donor Register, you have put yourself in the “do nothing” or “deemed consent” category.

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