Government approves plans for 'opt-out' system of organ donation

The Government has formally approved plans for an opt-out system of organ donation.

The Health Minister Simon Harris has been told to start drafting a law which would put the idea into effect.

The proposals would overhaul Ireland's organ donation system - and living people would have to opt out of the system, instead of the present system of opting in.

Minister Harris says he will also hold a public consultation on the plans over the summer.

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