OPINION - Let's all keep up Opt for Life pressure

POLITICIANS rarely get a chance to save lives.

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Well, they do now. Scotland is short of organs for transplant. People are dying while the wait for new lungs or kidneys.

Six hundred are on a waiting list.

This newspaper is campaigning for a single rule change that would free up many organs – and cut that list down to size.

We call it "Opt Out", and we want it to be assumed everybody in Scotland has consented to be a donor unless they have said no.

Right now, the assumption is they don't want to donate.

As we reveal today the Scottish Government remains positive about our proposals.

The Scottish Parliament is considering our petition to change the law and save lives.

It's put the bid on hold until April when a UK-wide taskforce reports back on options after five years of study.

There is only one way to be sure that pressure will be kept up to change the law.

That is to add your name to our record-breaking Opt for Life petition and campaign for those who need organs the most.

Politicians just need one more little push for us to introduce an Opt Out system. Help them to make the right choice and, for once, save lives.

One day your life – or that of a loved-one – might just depend on it.

POLITICIANS rarely get a chance to save lives.

Well, they do now. Scotland is short of organs for transplant. People are dying while the wait for new lungs or kidneys.

Six hundred are on a waiting list.

This newspaper is campaigning for a single rule change that would free up many organs – and cut that list down to size.

We call it "Opt Out", and we want it to be assumed everybody in Scotland has consented to be a donor unless they have said no.

Right now, the assumption is they don't want to donate.

As we reveal today the Scottish Government remains positive about our proposals.

The Scottish Parliament is considering our petition to change the law and save lives.

It's put the bid on hold until April when a UK-wide taskforce reports back on options after five years of study.

There is only one way to be sure that pressure will be kept up to change the law.

That is to add your name to our record-breaking Opt for Life petition and campaign for those who need organs the most.

Politicians just need one more little push for us to introduce an Opt Out system. Help them to make the right choice and, for once, save lives.

One day your life – or that of a loved-one – might just depend on it.

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