Presumed Consent: A landmark day but still much work to do

Speaking after the National Assembly passed the Human Transplantation Bill, Shadow Minister for Health Darren Millar AM, said:

“This has been a landmark day for Wales and – while I hope this achieves the increase in organ donation we all want to see – there is still much work to do.

“The coming months and years must now be spent intensively educating families and communities the length and breadth of Wales.

“This is a significant change from the previous system that remains controversial – and no stone must be left unturned in getting the message across.

“Welsh Conservative amendments focusing on children and the vulnerable, nominated representatives, capacity in critical care, and the rights of the family were all extremely important.

“I remain concerned that not all of our concerns were properly addressed in the legislation and look to the guidance on transplantation to address these issues.

"We look forward to scrutinising the implementation in due course.”