Thursday, 11 July 2013

The Role of the Family

Just 3-4 weeks ago we (that is, members of my RSE project on organ donation) were discussing the role of the family in decisions over donation - for instance whether next of kind should be able to override the wishes of the deceased individual (in either direction). Now it's national news!

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Welsh Assembly Votes on Opt-Out Donation

The BBC reports here. As usual, 'opt out' is conflated with 'presumed consent'. The role of family is also raised - this is technically separate from whether we have an opt in or opt out system, though since family have different effects in each it is relevant.