Published: 13th October 2015
A Member's Bill introduced by Anne McTaggart MSP on 1 June 2015 proposes to amend the law in Scotland on organ donation by providing for decisions to be made on behalf of a deceased adult by a proxy and by authorising removal of organs under an opt-out system where the deceased adult has not recorded an objection.
This submission to the Health and Sport Committee of the Scottish Parliament emphasises support for organ donation in principle but does not support an opt-out system for practical and ethical reasons.
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