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A move to an "opt-out" system for organ donation in Scotland is to be voted on by MSPs later. At present, people must "opt in" by registering to donate their organs for transplants after they die. Under the new system it will be assumed people were in favour of donation unless they have stated otherwise. The bill before the Scottish Parliament is expected to pass as a majority of MSPs and Holyrood's health committee back the change. Approximately 550 people in Scotland are waiting for an organ transplant, which could save or transform their lives. Despite record numbers of people registered to donate, it is hoped the move to an opt-out system - similar to the one adopted by Wales in 2015 - will lead to an increase in available organs. Full story

11 June

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