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Families encouraged to share organ donation wishes at Christmas

Families coming together at Christmas are being encouraged to talk about their organ donation wishes as an advert highlighting changes to the law next year hits TVs. From spring 2020, all adults in England will be considered to have agreed to donate their own organs when they die unless they opt out or are in an exempt group. A TV advert highlighting the upcoming changes in spring 2020 will air for the first time on Friday, NHS Blood and Transplant said. A survey carried out for NHSBT of 2,187 people in England earlier this year found that eight in 10 people would or would consider organ donation, but only a third had told their family of their wishes.

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