We are sorry to announce that in April 2016 government funding for the UK Donation Ethics Committee (UKDEC) was withdrawn and it is no longer in operation.

The Committee was therefore unable to complete work in progress on non-therapeutic elective ventilation and the role of the family in donation.  Future plans for work on issues such as uterine transplantation and organ allocation have had to be abandoned.

The Academy website will continue to carry past publications, and the drafts of documents that were in development when the committee was disbanded in April 2016.