Plan for Scottish opt-out organ donation system published
Legislation has been tabled at Holyrood to shift Scotland to an "opt-out" system for organ donation.
At present, people must opt in to the system in order to donate their organs for transplants after they die.
Under the proposals published at the Scottish Parliament, it will be assumed people were in favour of donation unless they have stated otherwise.
However, doctors will still check with the families of the deceased to make sure they would not oppose donation.
Public Health Minister Aileen Campbell said the move was "part of driving a long-term change in attitudes towards... read more
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