The number of people on the NHS Organ Donor Register in Scotland has reached a record high of over two million.
New figures show that as of 31 March, 38.8 per cent of the population are signed up to be organ donors.
The year 2011/12 also saw the highest ever number of deceased organ donors, 81, which was an increase of nine on the previous record high from 2010/11, and represents the achievement of the 50 per cent increase on 2007-08 levels set by the NHS Organ Donor Taskforce.
To highlight the importance of organ donation, new dad David Speers, who is waiting on a kidney transplant, is calling for more people to join the Register.
Newlywed David was looking forward to the future with new wife Linda in 2009 when he found out he had chronic kidney failure and would need a transplant to save his life.
David, whose baby daughter Zoe was born in December, has been on the transplant list since June last year and is waiting for the life saving phone call that will allow him to live a normal life again.
Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon said: “It is a fantastic achievement that we have passed the two million mark. The number of Scots on the NHS Organ Donor Register is higher than ever before, and higher than the UK average.
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