Organ Donation Week 2019 starts today and this year will focus on raising awareness of the upcoming organ donation law change.
Organ Donation Week is a week-long celebration of organ donation across the UK, and this year’s event is a great opportunity for donor families, transplant patients, the wider NHS and organisations to reinforce the importance of organ donation.
Next year, the law around organ donation is changing in England and Scotland. From spring 2020 in England and autumn 2020 in Scotland, all adults will be considered as having agreed to donate their own organs when they die unless they record a decision not to donate or are in one of the excluded groups. This system was introduced in Wales in 2015.
Find out more about how you can get involved during organ donation week
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