The Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Bill, or 'opt-out’ bill, has been granted Royal Assent, passing its last stage and providing official confirmation that the Bill will now become law.

From Spring 2020, adults in England will be considered potential donors unless they chose to opt out or are excluded unless they had recorded a decision not to donate or are in one of the excluded groups. These excluded groups include people who have been ordinarily resident in England for fewer than 12 months, under 18s and people who lack the capacity to understand the change.