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The potential impact of an opt out system for organ donation in the UK: an independent report from the Organ Donation Taskforce

  • Document type:
    Report
  • Author:
    Organ Donation Taskforce
  • Published date:
    17 November 2008
  • Publication format:
    A4
  • Product number:
    291525; annexes electronic only
  • Gateway reference:
    Not required
  • Pages:
    40
  • Copyright holder:
    Crown

This independent report from the Organ Donation Taskforce about the potential impact of changing to an opt out system of consent provides an in-depth examination of this complex question.  The Taskforce has had discussions and engagement with academics, health professionals, members of the public, organ recipients, families of donors and faith leaders and the report reflects the wide range of views heard.

Supporting information

The Taskforce has gathered a considerable body of evidence to inform its report and this is available as annexes to the report:

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