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Organ Donor Bill collapse is right

Published 01/02/2016

THE apparent collapse of the Organ Donor Bill in the Assembly, I think on balance, is the right call.

The intention of this Private Member's Bill has been honourable and pragmatic, but may have been too complex to legislate on.

Even though there has been the usual political fallout, I do feel the weight of the evidence provided to the health committee by the senior medical clinicians and legal opinion should be paramount in the discussion.

"Presumed consent" on organ donation raises serious questions about patient autonomy.

ROBERT COUSINS

Belfast

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