"A friend of mine died while he was waiting for a liver. I know that most people don't donate because they didn't get round to signing the register.
"Children are dying waiting for this and I think most people are agreeable. If you have strong objections you can still object.
"We need to discuss it because an administrative error is leading to people dying."
GRAEME OBREE, Scots cycling champion:
"My brother donated organs which helped others and I was totally supportive of that decision. I also believe most people don't think about organ donation so any measures to help generate information around this issue, I support 100%"
MARK MILLAR, Scottish comic book writer, author of Kick-Ass and Wanted:
"Like a lot of people, carrying an organ donor card is something I'd meant to do for a long time, but never got around to. We're always in a rush and I don't know how many times I picked up the form and forgot to fill it in.
"But when we moved house recently and got a new GP, I finally took 10 seconds and signed up for the scheme.
"Morally, it's just unethical to deny potentially life-saving organs from going to the people who need them. I don't think anyone really disputes that any more.
"But I'm sure I can't be alone in always being too busy to get around to doing the paperwork so a campaign like this makes perfect sense.
"I wouldn't be in favour of compulsory organ-donation, but an opt-out clause is a sensible one. Organ donation saves lives. I don't know anyone who wouldn't see that as a privilege."
MICK COOKE, musician with Glasgow band Belle & Sebastian:
"To me this seems a no-brainer. I know some people object on grounds of belief, which is fine, so it makes sense that there is still an opt-out for those people.
"But if one of your family was in desperate need of an organ, this news would be music to your ears."
JACK BLACK, motivational speaker:
"It's a great campaign and I fully support what the Evening Times is doing.
"A couple of years ago I had a health scare with my kidneys and it threw the whole issue of organ donation into sharp focus. I think it's just common sense and I would urge everyone to back this."
BOB WINTER, Glasgow's Lord Provost:
"I would be delighted to support such an important campaign that could save and improve the quality of life of hundreds of folk across Scotland.
"I can only commend the Evening Times for highlighting this life-and-death issue and give this extraordinary initiative my backing."
DEREK JOHNSTONE, Rangers legend
"I'm all for it. What use is it to you when you are gone? At the end of the day, you still a choice to say no."
DAVIE HAY, Celtic legend
"Medical science is advancing all the time which means that there is probably going to be a need for even more organs.
"You never know when you or your family might need a transplant.
"I think it's a worthwhile campaign."
THE Evening Times has launched a campaign to persuade the Scottish Government to launch an 'opt-out' system of organ donation in which everyone is automatically placed on the donor register.
It would mean that, unless people opted out, hospitals would be allowed to use their organs for transplants.
Support is growing for a change in the law to help address chronic shortages of organ donors across the UK.
Our campaign has been backed by some famous faces from the world of TV, sport, music and literature.
KATIE SUTHERLAND, left, singer with Scottish band Pearl and the Puppets:
"Thanks to this campaign, I have become an organ donor. That's potentially several lives saved.
"With the help of pushing this further to more out there, that's many more lives saved.
"I know I would like to save at least one."
LORRAINE KELLY, centre, TV
presenter and journalist:
"I firmly believe there should be an policy where you have to declare if you don't want to be a donor.
"It would save countless lives."
TV soccer pundit and former Liverpool and Scotland player:
"I give my full support to this campaign. So many lives could be saved."