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Soft organ donation opt-out consultation welcomed by Stephen Watson

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BBC sports presenter Stephen Watson

BBC sports presenter Stephen Watson

BBC sports presenter Stephen Watson

TV sports reporter Stephen Watson has hailed the Health Minister's decision to consult on soft opt-out organ donation.

The broadcaster, who's one of Northern Ireland's best-known kidney transplant recipients, told the Belfast Telegraph that it was "amazing news".

Soft opt-out would mean that adults automatically become donors unless they specifically say otherwise, and it would see Northern Ireland mirror the rest of the UK, including England, where the law changed earlier this year.