Longford CF campaigner welcomes organ donor changes

Longford Cystic Fibrosis campaigner Jillian McNulty has welcomed the government decision to publish a bill to make it easier to donate organs.

Jillian’s urgently requires a kidney transplant and has welcomed a move from the health minister to publish the heads of a bill that would create a an ‘opt out’ donation system.

Under the new system it would be assumed people want to be organ donors unless they state otherwise.

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The general scheme of the bill is to be published today.

It will also include the provision of ‘altruistic donors – where a member of the public can voluntarily offer their organs to a suitable recipient.

Jillian say this provision could be life changing for so many people – incluidng herself.