Organ Donation

Scotland will move to a soft opt out system for organ and tissue donation, under legislation introduced to the Scottish Parliament.

The Human Tissue (Authorisation) (Scotland) Bill will change organ and tissue donation from the current ‘opt in’ system to an ‘opt out’ system. Under the proposed system, if someone has not stated a decision about donation, they may be deemed as having authorised it.

Scottish Government release – https://news.gov.scot/news/changing-organ-and-tissue-donation

 

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