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BMA Scotland Calls for Public Debate on How Best to Increase Organ Donation Rates

BMA Scotland has renewed its calls for a public debate on the need for a system of presumed consent for organ donation. The call comes in the event of the launching of National Transplant Week (7-14 July 2007).

With waiting lists for organs at an all time high, and with the gap between the number of organs available and the number of people needing a transplant showing no sign of narrowing, doctors believe that the time is right to consider a review of the current organ donation system and look at new ways to improve donation rates.

Dr George Fernie, a member of the BMAs Scottish Council, said:

The BMA has actively supported efforts to improve transplantation rates in the UK. But despite an increase in the number of donors, there is still a desperate shortage of organs. There are currently more than 800 people waiting for organs in Scotland - an increase of almost 20% since 2005. This doesnt include those who die before even making it on to the waiting list.

Surveys have shown that 90% of the population supports organ donation, yet only 23% have signed up to the organ donor register. And so the decision falls to the family when they have just been told their relative has died or is dying. Not surprisingly, when they do not know their relatives wishes a large number (40%) opt for the default position, which is not to donate.

The BMA believes that a change to a system of presumed consent for organ donation addresses this problem, by making donation the default position from which people may opt out during their lifetime if they so wish.

The BMA is calling on the Scottish Executive to assess the level of support for such a policy. It is not acceptable to reject presumed consent without at least making a clear effort to determine what the publics opinion is on this matter.

International experience shows that presumed consent improves donation rates and we would like to s
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