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Cole-Hamilton: Opt out organ donation system will save lives

June 29, 2017 10:00 AM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has said today that an opt out organ donation system will help save lives after the Scottish Government announced that it intends to introduce legislation which will create an opt out system of organ and tissue donation.

Commenting Mr Cole-Hamilton said:

"Having an opt out system for organ donation will provide a lifeline for hundreds of patients. Liberal Democrats in Wales have championed the opt-out system and it has had a massive impact on patients and their families waiting for life-saving transplants.

"With public support and so many patients in need, I believe that it is time that Scotland had legislation for an opt-out organ donation system."