Published: 10th September 2012
The Welsh Government consulted on its draft Bill to introduce a system of 'presumed consent' for organ donation. This Bill will permit doctors to remove organs and tissue from any dead patient, unless they had specifically registered a formal objection to it. Families of the deceased will still have an important role to play in the process however their role is unclear in the draft Bill. The new law is planned to be brought into effect in 2015.
Steven Fouch (CMF Head of Communications) 020 7234 9668
Alistair Thompson on 07970 162 225
Christian Medical Fellowship (CMF) was founded in 1949 and is an interdenominational organisation with over 5,000 doctors, 900medical and nursing students and 300 nurses and midwives as members in all branches of medicine, nursing and midwifery. A registered charity, it is linked to over 100 similar bodies in other countries throughout the world.
CMF exists to unite Christian healthcare professionals to pursue the highest ethical standards in Christian and professional life and to increase faith in Christ and acceptance of his ethical teaching.