UK Announces New Organ Donation Plan To Address Indian-Origin Shortages

The UK government has announced new plans to change the law for organ and tissue donation to address the urgent need for organs within the Indian-origin communities in the country. The proposed new system of consent for organ and tissue donation is expected to come into effect in England in 2020, as part of a drive to help Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people desperately waiting for a life-saving transplant. 
The announcement comes as a recent report called on the National Health Service (NHS) to take more proactive action to address the high death rate among Indian-origin people in Britain due to low levels of organ donation within the community. 
Source- AIR World Service

Static/Current Takeaways Important for Indian Bank PO 2018 Exam- 
  • UK Capital- London, Currency- Pound sterling, Prime Minister- Theresa May. 


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