Organ donation campaign welcome

Bishops of England and Wales have welcomed a new National Health Service (NHS) campaign aimed at encouraging people to talk to their families and loved ones about their organ donation decisions.

The ‘Leave Them Certain’ campaign has been launched by the NHS Blood and Transplant following a law change that has introduced an opt-out or “deemed consent” system for organ donation. As of May last year, organs and tissues of a deceased person can be automatically transplanted, unless the person concerned has explicitly expressed the desire not to donate.

The aim of the campaign is to ensure that the donation does not take place against the will of the deceased. This is why it is important for people to make their decision clear and talk to their loved ones about organ donation before they die.

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