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Expert ‘rejects presumed consent’ on organ donation, says Alastair Ross

DUP MLA Alastair Ross

DUP MLA Alastair Ross

DUP MLA Alastair Ross has met with Professor John Fabre, one of the UK’s leading experts in hepatology and transplantation, to discuss organ donation and proposals around ‘presumed consent/opt out’ laws.

The East Antrim MLA held the meeting in London against a backdrop of bodies launching their public awareness campaign encouraging people to discuss organ donation with their families and voluntarily signing up to the organ donor register.

Urging legislators to listen to the experts, he said: “If they do, they will quickly come to the conclusion that introducing a model of presumed consent would not only be bad law, but will be potentially counterproductive too.”

 

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