Recently, the Scottish Government announced it intends to introduce legislation for a soft opt out system of organ and tissue donation. Public Health Minister Aileen Campbell has confirmed plans to bring forward legislation during this Parliament after 82% of consultation responses supported the move.
I believe that the most important people in this debate are the many waiting for a donor—those whose lives are poorer or even on the line as they wait, and wait.
In my view, a soft opt-out scheme is the path to go down, but whatever comes of this debate, it must stimulate discussion.
We should all make our wishes known to our friends and family. When my time comes, as it will, please take whatever you want.