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Scottish Government: Organ and Tissue Donation

Published: 20th March 2017

This consultation looks at two ways potentially to increase numbers of deceased organ and tissue donors in Scotland. Full consultation document here.

In its response, CMF argues that, though supporting efforts to increase the number of organ donations generally, we cannot endorse the adoption of a soft-opt system. This is where people are deemed to have given consent to have their organs donated and need to opt-out of this practice, should they not agree to it. CMF considers this system to be both ethically problematic and practically unnecessary, and suggests other measures, such as organisational changes and utilising trained nurse counsellors as means of increasing organ donations.

CMF has responded to the consultation; read the full submission here...

For further information:

Dr Peter Saunders (CMF Chief Executive) 020 7234 9660
Philippa Taylor (CMF Head of Public Policy) 020 7234 9664
John Martin (CMF Head of Communications) 020 7234 9665

Media Enquiries:

Alistair Thompson on 020 3008 8145 or 07970 162 225

About CMF:

Christian Medical Fellowship (CMF) was founded in 1949 and is an interdenominational organisation with over 4,000 British doctor members in all branches of medicine. A registered charity, it is linked to about 65 similar bodies in other countries throughout the world.

CMF exists to unite Christian doctors to pursue the highest ethical standards in Christian and professional life and to increase faith in Christ and acceptance of his ethical teaching.

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