MSP re­news call for or­gan donors

The Oban Times - - News 9 -

A HIGH­LANDS and Is­lands MSP has re­newed her calls to peo­ple in the re­gion to opt in to or­gan do­na­tion, af­ter donor num­bers fell for the first time in a decade.

Rhoda Grant MSP, shadow min­is­ter for sport and health in­equal­i­ties, ran an aware­ness cam­paign in 2013 en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple to sign up to the or­gan donor register.

She is par­tic­u­larly en­cour­ag­ing those who are reg­is­tered to let their fam­i­lies and loved ones know of their wish to do­nate their or­gans af­ter they die.

Mrs Grant said: ‘It is dis­ap­point­ing donor num­bers have dropped re­cently and heart­break­ing that peo­ple are dy­ing while wait­ing for a trans­plant.’

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