No change in organ donor register

People who want to become organ donors must continue to give explicit permission to be included in the donor register, ministers agreed on Friday.

Earlier this week, a government committee set up to look at ways of boosting organ donation recommended switching to an opt-out register. Before the report was out, health minister Ab Klink had made his opposition to the opt-out system known.

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