Public consultation on the introduction of a statutory opt-out system for organ donation in Northern Ireland
Organ donation is where a person, living or dead, donates their organs and tissues for transplant. A transplant can be life-saving, or improve the health and quality of life for patients suffering from chronic illness, and their families and carers, whilst also bringing great comfort to donors’ families.
A consultation document and questionnaire have been published by the Department of Health in order to consult the public about proposals to change the current system of consent for organ donation in Northern Ireland. The consultation seeks the public’s views on how to introduce an ‘opt-out’ framework for consent for organ donation in Northern Ireland.
Please read the Information Pack and dates with registration links for the four public information sessions around the consultation. We would encourage attendance at the events to find out more and to make a response.
The four public events and registration links are:
Tuesday 12 January 2021 at 1:00pm: https://hscni-net.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4AVqlatNRn6us_FYynLHwA
Wednesday 13 January 2021 at 7.30pm: https://hscni-net.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_udsAXfRJQfikOtC0fr1Wbg
Tues 19 January 2021 at 7.30pm: https://hscni-net.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yoP9i0lAQxOJcIbj8wf4fg
Wed 20 January 2021 at 1:00pm: https://hscni-net.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8FhhC6ajSeOvwpqY3EqrjA
12th January 2021