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#Conversation using Basic Life Support staff training to promote conversations and understanding about organ donation.
In 2016 at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust a staff survey showed support for organ donation was higher than the general population, as was registration on the organ donor register , but 10% said they did not know there was an organ donor register, 28% did not know how to put their name on the register and 23% felt that they did not know enough about organ donation to make a decision about the register.

The result of the staff survey highlighted a need for additional education around organ donation. The UK Government announced organ donation law is changing from April 2020 to an ‘opt out’ policy where all adults in England will be considered to have agreed to be an organ donor when they die, unless they have recorded a decision not to donate or are in one of the excluded groups. While the majority of the UK population are supportive of organ donation in principle, the move to an ‘opt-out’ organ donation system is an essential and critical time to promote understanding of the need for organ donation and why the government is changing the law.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2019


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