September 2012 The Mission & Public Affairs
Council submitted a response to the National Health
Service Blood and Transplant Consultation on Organ Donation Post
The government's response to the consultation was published in July 2013. The new strategy is generally in line with the Church of England's submission, placing most emphasis on the need to improve consent rates and optimal use of donated organs. It does not advocate a change to the opt out/opt in policy. 'Partnership working' with BME communities is to be increased. The possibility of donors being given priority for transplant is to be debated further.
October 2007 Mission & Public Affairs(MPA)
Division submitted a response to the House of
Lords' EU Social Policy and Consumer Affairs Sub-Committee's
inquiry into the EU Commission's Communication on organ donation
and transplantation: policy actions at EU level.
Press release - Organ donation a Christian duty
2002 the Board for Social Responsibility responded to a consultation from the Department of Health following reports of cadaverous tissue and organ retention at hospitals without consent.