Organ donation consultation – how can you get involved?

Organ donation consultation - how can you get involved?The government plans to change the organ donation system in England to an ‘opt-out’ system. Under that system, unless a person states a wish not to be a donor (opts out), their consent to donation will be deemed to have been given. They want to find out what people think of how the changes should be made. Whatever your views on organ donation, now is the time to share them.

Click here to have your say on organ donation and the proposed changes.

Reform Judaism and organ donation

Reform Judaism and the Assembly of Rabbis and Cantors are fully in support of organ donation. It is a good thing; a generous thing and a mitzvah. To find out more about how you can register as a donor, visit the NHS organ donation website.

Reform rabbis reflect on presumed consent here: Rabbi Dr Jonathan Romain supports the system of presumed consent and Rabbi Sylvia Rothschild is opposed to it.

Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner writes on presumed consent in the Jewish news and Rabbi Dr Jonathan Romain in the Huffington Post.

Rabbi Sylvia Rothschild writes on the wider question of organ donation in the Jewish News.