Organ and Tissue Donation (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.

The Committee for Health has issued a 'Call for Evidence' to get people's views on the Bill. The deadline for submissions is Friday 24 September 2021.

The Bill passed its second stage on 20 September 2021 and has been referred to the Committee for Health for Committee Stage.

Further information on the Bill and the Health Committee’s consideration of the Bill can be found below: 


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