Organ Donation Meeting

With Bill McDonald (Scottish Kidney Federation),  Bill Blenman (Kidney Patients Association), David McColgan (British Heart Foundation), organ donor Bruce Findlay, Dr Sue Robertson (British Medical Association), Mauro Weingarten (liver transplant recipient), Anne McTaggart MSP,  Neil Dunsire (British Medical Association).

With Bill McDonald (Scottish Kidney Federation), Bill Blenman (Kidney Patients Association), David McColgan (British Heart Foundation), organ donor Bruce Findlay, Dr Sue Robertson (British Medical Association), Mauro Weingarten (liver transplant recipient), Anne McTaggart MSP, Neil Dunsire (British Medical Association).

Today at The Scottish Parliament I met with supporters of my‪#‎OrganDonation‬ Bill which seeks to implement a ‘soft opt-out’ system of organ donation here in Scotland.

It was a good chance to share ideas about how we can raise awareness of the ‪#‎OptForLife‬ campaign amongst the wider public ahead of Tuesday’s final Health and Sport Committee evidence session on the Bill before it goes to stage one debate.

There were representatives from the British Heart Foundation, the British Medical Association, the Scottish Kidney Federation, and the NKF – National Kidney Federation present at the meeting.

With similar legislation in Wales coming into force yesterday, I believe Scotland should not be left behind when it comes to implementing ‘soft opt-out’. This is a chance to change the culture surrounding organ donation and save lives.

Remember, if you agree with my proposals to introduce a soft opt-out system of organ donation in Scotland, please write to your local MSP urging them to back the Bill and encourage family and friends to do so as well. You can find your local MSP here:

http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/help/32438.aspx

And you can register to become an organ donor here:

https://www.organdonation.nhs.uk/register-to-donate/

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