‘Max and Keira‘s Law’ has introduced an ‘opt-out’ system for organ donation in the UK, which means consent is presumed for all adults. Previously, people would have had to opt in to be able to donate organs.
The law change also takes place in Wales, with Scotland following suit next March.
The law is named after two children who helped to save multiple lives after they sadly died.
The proud parents of nine-year-old Keira, who helped saved the lives of four people, want to dispel the negative stories of organ donation, with the new law expected to save hundreds of lives each year.
Keira tragically died in a car accident in August 2017. Her mum Loanna and younger brother Bradley were also seriously injured.
The little girl’s organs went on to save the lives of four other people, including young boy Max Johnson, who received her heart.
Mum Loanna, 35, of North Devon, said: “If your child needed an organ to survive, you would do whatever you could to try and get an organ. So you have to look on the flip side, if you’re going to receive an organ you have to be prepared to give one.”
“I looked at Keira, she was a really loving girl and she loved life. If she could help someone she always would, so it was a no brainer to help others.”
You can read more about the new law here: NHS.
Source: Lad Bible