Alderney will get public feedback on organ donation
The States of Alderney are holding a public consultation on organ donation.
Proposals for a ‘soft opt-out’ scheme, made by Guernsey’s Health and Social Care Committee, are being considered.
This would reflect recent changes in Wales, which have seen a rise in the number of organ donations.
Due to practical challenges, it would be unlikely the organs of people who die in Alderney could be donated, but it’s possible that people who are resident in the island pass away elsewhere, meaning the donation could go ahead.
Residents also occasionally receieve organs from Guernsey, the UK and beyond.
We’re told the cost of changing the law would be ‘modest’, and that there would be ‘no change in arrangement’.
If you’re interested in voicing your opinion, you can email Andrew Muter on firstname.lastname@example.org, before the 5th July.