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Lorraine Kelly Backs ‘Soft Opt-Out’ as Anne McTaggart Secures Right to Introduce Organ Donation Bill

TV star Lorraine Kelly has thrown her support behind Anne McTaggart MSP’s proposals to introduce a soft opt-out system of organ donation in Scotland. Her backing coincides with Ms McTaggart securing the right to formally introduce her Bill to the … Continue reading

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Anne McTaggart MSP Welcomes Transplant Recipients to Scottish Parliament

Glasgow Labour MSP yesterday welcomed a group of organ transplant recipients to the Scottish Parliament to discuss her proposed Organ and Tissue Donation (Scotland) Bill. Also present at the event were representatives from a number of medical organisations including the … Continue reading

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Proposed Organ and Tissue Donation (Scotland) Bill – In The News

Week Beginning 5/1/15 Lothian MSP Neil Findlay backs change to Organ Donation Bill  MSPs to consider organ donor change MSP claims there is public appetite for organ donation reform Glasgow MSP to seek support for ‘opt out’ organ donation system  … Continue reading

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Anne McTaggart MSP Meets with UK Parliamentary Colleagues in Belfast to discuss Organ Donation Reform

Glasgow Labour MSP Anne McTaggart today attended an event hosted by the Cystic Fibrosis Trust in Belfast, which aims to send a united message to Prime Minister David Cameron on organ donation policy and call for ‘soft opt-out’ legislation to … Continue reading

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Consultation on Proposed Organ Donation Bill Extended

Glasgow MSP Anne McTaggart has extended the public consultation on her proposed Organ Donation Bill. The consultation will now close on Thursday 23rd October. Ms Mctaggart said “This is clearly a very important issue and it is vital that as many … Continue reading

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Glasgow MSP travels across Scotland with Organ Donation Consultation

Over the past few weeks, Glasgow Labour MSP Anne McTaggart has been travelling across Scotland visiting towns and cities to discuss her proposed Organ and Tissue Donation (Scotland) Bill. Ms McTaggart has visited Greenock, Falkirk, Edinburgh and Inverness during this … Continue reading

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Anne McTaggart MSP takes Organ Donation Consultation on the road

Glasgow Labour MSP Anne McTaggart yesterday visited a British Heart Foundation (BHF) store in Dumbarton Road, Partick, to speak with shoppers about their views on her proposed Scottish Parliament Bill which would introduce an opt-out system of organ donation in … Continue reading

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Organ Donation Bill Consultation Launched

Anne McTaggart MSP has today welcomed the launch of the consultation on the proposed Organ and Tissue Donation (Scotland) Bill. The consultation is being launched in connection with a draft proposal which Ms McTaggart has lodged as the first stage … Continue reading

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Anne McTaggart MSP leads talks on Opt-Out System for Organ Donation

Glasgow Labour MSP Anne McTaggart yesterday chaired a meeting of charities and medical organisations to discuss the introduction of an opt-out system for organ donation in Scotland. Ms McTaggart intends to introduce a Members Bill at the Scottish Parliament which … Continue reading

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Anne McTaggart Responds to Scottish Government on Organ Donation

Glasgow MSP Anne McTaggart has responded to a press release from the Scottish Government which highlights a 100% rise in organ donors in the past six years. Ms McTaggart, who has recently called for the introduction of an opt-out system … Continue reading

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