'Opt out' change for organ donation
Organ donation wishes
There are more patients awaiting an organ transplant than there are organs available. As a result, patients often endure many years of illness while waiting for a suitable organ, and in some cases, the call never comes.
One donor could potentially save or transform the lives of up to nine people.
By switching to an opt-out system, the hope is this makes it easier for families to support donation.
Everyone will still have a choice: people are free to opt out or change their decision at any time, and families will continue to be consulted.
Have a chat with your family about your organ donation wishes.
You can find details, including about excluded groups, at this link:
Sadly, 10 to 15 patients die each year in NI while awaiting a transplant.