WATCH: ‘Landmark day’ sees Northern Ireland adopt opt-out organ donation as Dáithí’s Law comes into effect

Legislation known as Dáithí’s Law, which changes the way organ consent is granted, has come into effect in Northern Ireland.

The Organ and Tissue Donation (Deemed Consent) legislation sees an ‘opt out’ approach to organ donation, which means all adults are considered organ donors unless they state otherwise.

The move is set to increase the current number of organ donors available to people in need of a transplant. It has been named in honour of campaigning six-year-old Dáithí MacGabhann. Watch Here

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