Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Bill

Explanatory Notes

Financial implications of the Bill

32 A full impact assessment was published alongside the Government’s consultation on 12 December 2017, and an updated revision was published alongside the Government’s response to the consultation on 5 August 2018.

33 A total estimate of £23.8m over the four-year transition period (from now until 2022) has been apportioned to the costs of the communications campaign and to build capability to absorb the increase in opt-out registrations on the Organ Donor Register.

34 A further costs of £44,210 per additional donor is expected to be incurred by NHS Blood and Transplant to cover operational costs (i.e. co-ordination team, training of specialist nurses etc.) to facilitate organ retrieval.

35 The total cost is dependent on the scale of the increase in the number of donations, which is uncertain at this stage.


Prepared 29th October 2018