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Government confirms organ donation system change in England on 20 May

Today, the government has announced that the new law to implement a system of deemed consent for organ and tissue donation

Under the new system, all adults will be considered as a possible organ and tissue donor when they die, unless they have made a decision that they do not want to be a donor or are in an excluded group.

The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) has consulted on practical guidance about how the new system should be operated by healthcare professionals working in organ and tissue donation and transplantation. 

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