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Scots urged to sign up to become organ donors

Niall Stuart (Chief Executive, Scottish Renewables) Chris Parr (Chair, Fife Economy Partnership) Linda McDowall (Director of Business Networks & Communications, Scottish Enterprise) Malcolm Roughead OBE (Chief Executive, VisitScotland)

Niall Stuart (Chief Executive, Scottish Renewables) Chris Parr (Chair, Fife Economy Partnership) Linda McDowall (Director of Business Networks & Communications, Scottish Enterprise) Malcolm Roughead OBE (Chief Executive, VisitScotland)

EVERY day in the UK three people die needlessly waiting on a transplant and yet the seven words ‘I’d like to be an organ donor’ could save the lives of up to seven people.

Scotland needs to increase the number of people on the NHS Organ Donor Register to help the 600 people in Scotland who are still waiting.

Recent statistics show Scotland continues to lead the way in terms of the number of people signed up to the NHS Organ Donor Register, but more needs to be done to ensure that those waiting get a second chance at life.

A staggering 96 per cent of people say they would accept an organ if they needed one, and yet only 40 per cent of Scots have joined the Register.

Scots are urged to make their wishes known by talking to family and adding their name to the register.

 
 
 

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