Organ donation update: Every adult now an organ donor unless they opt out

The opt out organ donation law takes effect today with the prospect of 700 additional transplants being made each year by 2023.

The new law, which has been named Max and Keira’s Law, was inspired by two children – Max Johnson and Keira Ball.

Keira Ball passed away three days after being in a car accident near her home in Devon in July 2017 which left her with serious head injuries.

Motivated by her desire to help others, her family took the decision to allow her to become an organ donor.

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