Do you agree with the soft opt-out system?
Backing for life-saving transplants
Last week a Cambuslang man welcomed the decision of the Scottish Government to introduce a soft optout system of organ donation.
Alan Docherty was diagnosed with IgA nephropathy in his early 20s and was saved by a kidney transplant.
Just weeks after his operation, Alan backed legislation proposed by Labour MSP Anne McTaggart for an opt-out system which would allow parts of an adult’s body to be used in transplants in the absence of express permission.
Many residents also agreed with the decision when we went out to speak to our readers on the street.
Lesley White, of Burnside, said: “I think the opt-out is a good thing. I opted in years ago but people might have wanted to do it and never got round to it. It’s a good thing if it helps someone else.”
Kirkhill’s Jim Fisher said: “I’m all for it. You won’t need them, so why don’t you give someone the chance of life with your heart or other bits and pieces?
“Any number of people can say they will get a card but have still not filled in the form.” Mark Devine, who stays in Rutherglen agreed. “It’s a fantastic idea,” he said. “It will save more lives. It will be good because it gives people the option to opt out and everyone is now subscribed to it.”
Elizabeth Murray from Eastfield, added: “It’s giving more people the chance to help others.”
Why don’t you give someone the chance of life with your heart or other organs? Jim Fisher
Fantastic idea Mark Devine
Helping others Elizabeth Murray
Good thing Lesley White
All for it Jim Fisher