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Organ donor changes progressing

Public views sought

Plans to overhaul the Island's rules on organ donation are being put to the public.

Garff MHK Martyn Perkins is introducing a draft bill which would see all Islanders having to 'opt-out' of, rather than volunteering to, have their organs donated after they die.

Around 15% of the Island's population are currently signed up to the NHS' organ donors' register.

A public consultation on the matter has been launched, and will run until 8 June.

Mr Perkins says donated organs can be 'life-changing' for recipients.

You can take part in the survey via consult.gov.im.

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