Organ Donation

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

The Organ and Tissue (Deemed Consent) 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.

Click here to read the Bill in full.

Click here to read the Explanatory and Financial Memorandum.

The Patient and Client Council are hosting an Organ and Tissue Donation (Deemed Consent) Bill Survey. Click here to share your thoughts and views.