Evening Times | Caroline Wilson
THE majority of Scots would be back a move to an automatic organ donor register to help save more lives, according to new research.
A online poll found that 55% were in favour of a move to a 'soft' opt-out system, where consent is assumed unless individuals register an objection.
Glasgow Labour MSP Anne McTaggart is driving forward a bill calling for the change on the back of the Evening Times' Opt for Life campaign.
More than 500 people are currently waiting for a transplant in Scotland.
Figures released earlier this year shows that donation rates fell by 3% in Scotland, with 5% less people receiving a transplant.
Major charities including the British Heart Foundation believe the change has the potential to increase the number of life-saving transplants carried out.
An online poll carried out by the Evening Times showed that 55% of readers were in favour, with 45% against. A total of 535 readers took part.Continue reading