News

2.8 Million Scots On The Organ Donation Register

Over half of the People of Scotland are now on the organ donation register. Latest figures show an increase of 148,000 taking the number registered to 2.8 million, 51.7%.

550 people are still awaiting an organ transplant, however there were 829 people who received one last year.

If you have not already registered and would like to do so you can find out more  here: Organ Donation Scotland

Joe FitzPatrick, Public Health Minister in the Scottish Government  said:

Jo Fitzpatrick“It’s great to have a record number of people on the Organ Donor Register. This increases the chance of a potentially life-saving and life-changing gift for someone this year. However, with more than 550 people still waiting for a transplant, I would encourage people to consider making it their New Year’s resolution and join the Organ Donor Register. One donor can save up to nine lives and transform even more by donating tissue.

“Thanks to the generosity of donors and their families and the work of the NHS, we’ve seen great progress on organ donation over the last few years. We are working on a number of measures to increase donor numbers and save the lives of more people in Scotland.

“The move to a soft opt-out scheme aims to further increase the number of donors, while honouring the donation decision that a person has made in life.”

Categories: News

Tagged as: ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.