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Oireachtas Report on Organ Donation

The Oireachtas All party Health Committee report on organ donation proposes to change the current opt-in system for an opt-out approach.  The report was published on Tuesday, lst October in Leinster House.

The proposed change means a patient can be presumed to be in favour of donating his/her organs in fatal circumstances.  However, the next of kin will still be required to give their permission.

Read details of the report on:

http://www.oireachtas.ie/parliament/mediazone/pressreleases/name-18223-en.html

The Committee was chaired by Jerry Buttimer and the other committee members were: Catherine Byrne, Ciara Conway (Vice-Chair), Regina Doherty, Robert Dowds, Peter M Fitzpatrick, Seamus Healy, Billy Kelleher, Eamonn Maloney, Mattie McGrath, Sandra McLellan, Dan Neville, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin and Robert Troy,   Senators: Colm Burke, John Crown, John Gilroy, Imelda Henry, Marc Mac Sharry and Jillian Van Turnhout

The IKA advocates for Informed Consent and insists that the Consent issue is the least important element in the changes required to improve organ donation rates.

Read more on the IKA's presentation to the Oireachtas Sub-Committee on health:

http://www.ika.ie/oireachtas-joint-committee-on-health-and-children-organ-donation-personal-and-advocacy-perspectives


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