Organ and Tissue Donation (Deemed Consent) Bill

Closed 24 Sep 2021

Opened 19 Jul 2021


The Committee for Health would like to hear your views on the Organ and Tissue Donation (Deemed Consent) Bill.

The closing date for written submissions is Friday, 24 September 2021.

The Organ and Tissue (Deemed Consent) Donation Bill was introduced by the Minister of Health on 5 July 2021.  The purpose of the Bill is to increase the current rate of consent for organ donation to proceed after a person’s death, by changing the current system in Northern Ireland, in which people can choose to 'opt in' or 'opt out' on the NHS Organ Donor Register (ODR), to a new statutory opt-out system.

Further information on the Bill can be found below:

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