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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-10073: Neil Findlay (Lothian)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 29 June 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what it considers the main differences will be between the proposals in its forthcoming bill on organ donation and those in the Transplantation (Authorisation of Removal of Organs etc.) (Scotland) Bill, which was considered in session four.

Answered by: Aileen Campbell 19 July 2017

The Scottish Government consultation on increasing organ and tissue donation set out workable proposals for a soft opt out system of organ and tissue donation which were significantly different from those in the Transplantation (Authorisation of Removal of Organs etc.) (Scotland) Bill. The proposals can be found here: https://consult.scotland.gov.uk/health-protection/organ-and-tissue-donation-and-transplantation/supporting_documents/00511160.pdf.

The Scottish Government intends to introduce legislation during this Parliament which will provide for a workable soft opt out system of organ and tissue.