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PE01453: Opt for Life

Health

Petitioner: Caroline Wilson on behalf of The Evening Times & Kidney Research UK (Scotland)

Status:
Closed

Date Lodged: 31 October 2012

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to introduce an opt-out system of organ donation in Scotland to help save more lives.

Petition History:

Summary:

11 December 2012: The Committee took evidence from Tony Carlin, Editor, and Caroline Wilson, Health Correspondent, the Evening Times. The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government, NHS Blood and Transplant, the British Transplantation Society, the British Medical Association Scotland and NHS boards. Link to Official Report 11 December 2012 (518KB pdf)

19 February 2013: The Committee agreed to await the publication of the new Scottish plan for donation and transplantation in early 2013 and the five year formal review of progress in 2013 as recommended by the taskforce. Link to Official Report 19 February 2013 (374KB pdf)

14 May 2013: The Committee agreed to await the publication of the new donation and transplantation plan for Scotland and UK Strategy and consider the petition again after the Summer recess. Link to Official Report 14 May 2013 (503KB pdf)

1 October 2013: The Committee agreed to invite Mark Drakeford AM, Minister for Health and Social Services, Welsh Assembly Government to give evidence at a future meeting. Link to Official Report 1 October 2013 (477KB pdf)

18 February 2014: The Committee took evidence, via videoconference, from Mark Drakeford, Minister for Health and Social Services, and Pat Vernon, Head of Policy for Organ and Tissue Donation Legislation, Welsh Government. The Committee agreed to seek time in the Chamber for a debate on the petition. Link to Official Report 18 February 2014 (463KB pdf)

1 May 2014: The Committee held a debate in the Chamber on the subject of the petition. Link to Official Report 1 May 2014 (844KB pdf)

28 October 2014: The Committee agreed to refer the petition, under Rule 15.6.2, to the Health and Sport Committee on the basis that should the Members’ Bill progress it would be referred to that Committee. Link to Official Report 28 October 2014

10 March 2015: The Health and Sport Committee considered a petition by Caroline Wilson, on behalf of the The Evening Times and Kidney Research UK (Scotland), calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to introduce an opt-out system of organ donation in Scotland to help save more lives. The Committee agreed to keep the petition open. Link to Official Report 10 March 2015 

29 January 2016: The Health and Sport Committee agreed to close the petition in view of the Committee's consideration of the Transplantation (Authorisation of Removal of Organs etc.) (Scotland) Bill and its overall conclusions.

Link to Health and Sport Committee's Stage 1 report on the Transplantation (Authorisation of Removal of Organs etc.) (Scotland) Bill

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