Organ donation law in Crown dependencies
Guernsey currently supports an ‘opt in’ to organ and tissue donation model. You can do this by joining the NHS Organ Donor Register and sharing your decision with your family. You can also record a decision not to be a donor.
Guernsey’s Committee for Health & Social Care has undertaken a consultation on introducing deemed consent and initial results can be found on the States of Guernsey website. More feedback on introducing a deemed consent system in Guernsey is expected to follow.
In April 2018 the Jersey States Assembly passed legislation that will see the Island moving to a deemed consent system, but with the ability for individuals to ‘opt out’ if they wish. The new legislation will take effect on 1st July 2019.
It is important that you make a decision about organ and tissue donation – to be a donor, or not to donate - and record this on the NHS Organ Donor Register. Make sure you share your decision with your family, as they will still be consulted about organ and tissue donation.
The current legislation in the Isle of Man is to opt in to organ and tissue donation, you can do this by joining the NHS Organ Donor Register. You can also record a decision not to be a donor.
In March 2018 the House of Keys launched a public consultation to seek input from citizens on an ‘opt out’ system. The consultation closed on the 8th June 2018 and initial results are available on the Isle of Man Government website. Further feedback will follow. It is likely that the Bill will go through the next stages in spring 2019.