The 2nd reading of the Organ Donation (Presumed Consent) bill in the House of Lords took place today and successfully passed through to committee stage.
A number of Lords and Baronesses spoke in favour of the bill during the reading with a few warning that it is only one aspect of improving organ donation rates and it must be supported by better infrastructure and increased awareness.
There is hope that the bill could become law as soon as the new year.
Lord Philip Hunt, who brought the bill to the House of Lords, said in closing, ""I have always taken a cautious approach to this issue and I'm convinced it's time to make a change. This legislation has the potential to save many lives"
You can see the latest progress of the bill on the Parliament website
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