Published Wednesday, 23 October 2013
Mrs Dobson said the results of the consultation demonstrate the public support for change.
Commenting on the feedback, the Upper Bann MLA said: "I am absolutely delighted that 1,366 local people and organisations took the time to respond to my organ donation consultation.
"Overall 82% supported the need for a change in the law and for a new soft opt-out system - this is massive public support for change and a realisation that the current organ donor register needs to be updated to save local lives.
"The responses to the consultation speak volumes for the public will on organ donation and are backed up by the recently released Public Health Agency report on public attitudes to organ donation which supported the move to a soft opt-out system."
The findings of her consultation were presented to members of the Stormont Health Committee on Wednesday.
If we don't act now, we are simply creating an even bigger problem for future generations.
Mrs Dobson said: "Respondents to the consultation supported the retention of the role of the family, something which I have made central to my Bill.
"They also supported safeguards for under 18s, vulnerable adults and those who are not normally resident in Northern Ireland."
She concluded: "The responses to my consultation prove that the public support action on organ donation and after presenting my proposal to the Health Committee I will be progressing with the formal drafting of the Bill."
There are almost 200 people in Northern Ireland who are waiting for an organ transplant.
Last week Public Health Agency research revealed that 84% of a representative sample were in favour of organ donation and that 56% expressed support for a change to presumed consent.
More than a third said they were not sure of how to register as an organ donor.
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