A YOUNG woman who was killed after a boy racer ploughed into her helped save the lives of five other people after her organs were donated.
Anyone applying for a driving licence from July will be required to answer a question about organ donation.
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JUST a few weeks ago Rachael Boon was fighting for her life in hospital as she battled to survive with her liver failing fast.
SOME 60 per cent of people have never spoken to friends and family about organ donation, according to a survey.
BEREAVED families are to be told that organs were removed from loved ones without consent after a huge blunder affecting the UK donor register.
A THIRD of Scots are now registered to become organ donors.
MEDICAL breakthroughs and new treatments could be made more quickly if there was an increase in the number of people donating their brain for research, experts said yesterday.
SHOULD it be assumed that we want to donate our salvageable organs after our death unless we sign a designated form opting out of this arrangement?
UK transplant surgeons could be the first in the world to use a new test aimed at extending the availability of useful organs.
IMAGINE waking up every morning wondering if today will be the day when the phone rings with a message that could save your life. This is the reality for thousands of people needing an organ transplant, realising that, for them to live, someone else has to die.
EXPERTS advising the Government have rejected plans for a new system of "presumed consent" organ donation.
A RADICAL change to Britain's organ transplant laws could be started as early as 2013, a report will recommend this week.
JUST over a year ago, her desperate plight sparked Scotland on Sunday's organ donation campaign.
AS A tank crewman stationed in the volatile surroundings of Basra, the precariousness of mortality could never be far from Marc Munro's mind.
FRESH calls have been made for Scotland to adopt a system of presumed consent for organ donations.
THE letter was simply addressed: “Dear Mr Donor”, and as Shaw McIntyre read on, the sudden realisation of what he had just done became overwhelming.
MINISTERS are considering major changes to Britain's crisis-hit organ donation system that could improve transplant rates by 50%.
PLANS for a radical overhaul of organ donation laws which could save the lives of up to 500 Scots every year have taken a major step forward following the first formal talks between senior health officials from Scotland and England.
RELATIVES of the dead will be asked to give doctors a reason not to harvest their loved ones' organs under "presumed consent" transplant plans being developed for Scotland.
THE Scottish Government was today urged to carry out a public consultation on an opt-out system for organ donations after a survey found support for the change was higher in Scotland than the rest of the UK.
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