New UK law makes all adults organ donorsChristian Fernsby ▼ | May 20, 2020
Most adults in England are now automatically considered organ donors, after a change in legislation which was brought about thanks to campaigning by a young boy from Cheshire who got a new heart from a nine-year-old girl who died after a car crash.
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Keira Ball saved four lives, including that of Max Johnson, from Winsford and also aged nine at the time, after her father allowed doctors to use her organs for transplants following a crash in 2017.
It is hoped the law, which takes effect from Wednesday, will lead to an additional 700 transplants each year by 2023, and spark conversations around organ donation. ■