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Welsh legislation

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
  • 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 don't record an organ donation decision
  • If you don't record an organ donation decision (opt in or opt out), 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 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.

If you live in Wales, it's still very important that you discuss your organ donation decision with your family so it doesn't come as a surprise to them, and they can support your decision. 

Further information