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Support to change consent arrangements for organ donation 07/02/2019 The Health and Sport Committee has expressed its support for a Bill that would see Scotland move to an organ donation system with consent to donate presumed unless a person opts out.

Support to change consent arrangements for organ donation

The Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee has expressed its support for a Bill that would see Scotland move to an organ donation system with consent to donate presumed unless a person opts out.

Currently members of the public must opt-in for their organs to be donated. The Human Tissue (Authorisation) (Scotland) Bill changes this approach, meaning in future if a person dies having not registered their decision to agree or refuse on the organ donor register, they will be deemed to have consented to having their organs taken.

The Committee heard evidence from a range of stakeholders and members of the public directly impacted by organ donation before it made its conclusion. It also held evidence sessions with expert witnesses from Wales, which changed its own legislation to a similar system in 2015.

During its inquiry the Committee heard evidence that although donor numbers had increased since the current law was introduced in 2006, at any one time in Scotland there are over 500 people waiting for a transplant.

The Bill will now be debated in the chamber of the Scottish Parliament.

Further details can be found here.

 

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