Some body parts – such as the face, ovaries and testicles – should be excluded from the new presumed consent organ donation system coming into force in England next year, proposals say.

From 2020, adults will be considered to be in favour of donating after death unless they have opted out.

A new consultation document lists which organs and tissues are allowed to be taken under this system.

People have until 22 July to give their views on the proposals.

Organs and tissues that can be taken without extra consent under the new system include: • heart (whole organ or for heart valves) • lungs • liver • kidneys • pancreas • intestinal organs (small bowel, stomach, abdominal wall, colon, spleen) • eye • nervous tissue •

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