The subject of Organ Donation is a very emotive subject and does raise questions.
We are hoping this page will help with any questions you might have, however if either the information we provide, or the links given do not answer your questions please do contact us and we will be happy to help.
Organ donation is all about choice, do you want to donate your organs, or do you not want to donate your organs.
A very good resource of information is the NHS Organ Donation website, please take a look.
Opt Out (England and Wales)
Organ donation in England has changed to an ‘opt out’ system. You may also hear it referred to as ‘Max and Keira’s Law’.
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.
Opt Out (Isle of Man)
The Isle of Man and going to follow England in changing the law to an ‘opt out’ system. The “Bill” which is entitled “Daniels Bill”, has been delaying because of COVID19, however this will be further discussed in the House of Keys in October 2020, and we are hopeful it will become law in 2021. Please click here see more details