Lincolnshire people reminded of new ‘opt out’ rule during Organ Donation Week

NHS Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group is supporting Organ Donation Week which runs from September 7 to 13 by reminding people that the law on organ donation has changed.

Lincolnshire people urged to consider organ donation.

The system is now an ‘opt out’ one which you may also hear referred to as ‘Max and Keira’s Law’.

The national NHS campaign is asking people to talk to their families about organ donation to increase the number of people whose lives can be saved or transformed by an organ transplant. Nationally, three people die every day in need of an organ.

This means that if you are not in an excluded group, and have not confirmed whether you want to be an organ donor - either by recording a decision on the NHS Organ Donor Register, or by speaking to friends and family – it will be considered that you agree to donate your organs when you die.

You still have a choice about whether or not you wish to become a donor and your faith, beliefs and culture will continue to be respected. Get the facts about organ donation to help you decide here.