Gordon Macdonald on BBC Radio Scotland: opt-out organ system won't work

4th Sep 2018 - Rachael Adams

The Scottish Government should drop plans to move to an opt-out system of organ donation and focus on measures which have been proven to work, CARE for Scotland said on BBC Radio Scotland today.

Instead of pursuing a shift to an opt-out system, CARE for Scotland is calling on the Scottish Government to spend scarce resources on measures proven to work and in particular the Government should focus on increasing the availability of specialist organ donation nurses.

Gordon Macdonald, CARE for Scotland Parliamentary Officer: "That's where the Government should be putting the resources. Instead of running annual campaigns, publicity campaigns to tell people about organ donation and the fact that they need to opt-out rather than opt-in, they should be investing the resources and employing the staff to do the job."

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