Day: 7 December 2018

Court of Appeal holds organ donation policy prioritising patients ordinarily resident in the UK is lawful

The Court of Appeal has today handed down judgment holding that the NHS Blood and Transplant (Gwaed a Thrawsblaniadau’r GIG) (England) Directions 2005, which permit the prioritisation of organs for transplant on the basis of a patient’s ordinary residence in the UK rather than clinical need, are not ultra vires the National Health Service Act 2006.