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PARLIAMENTARY BRIEFING: Stage 1 debate: Transplantation (Authorisation of Removal of Organs etc.) (Scotland) Bill

09 February 2016

This briefing for MSPs sets out RCN Scotland's position on organ donation and transplantation.

At this time, RCN Scotland does not favour a legislative change to an opt-out system for organ or tissue donation. RCN Scotland continues to support the NHS Blood and Transplant’s focus on ‘changing public behaviour with regard to organ donation’ and ‘maximising conversion of potential donors into actual donors’ by means other than adoption of an opt-out approach to consent.