Michael Russell MSP has called on constituents living in Argyll and Bute to join the NHS Organ Donor Register following the launch of a new TV publicity campaign by NHS Scotland.
The ‘We Need Everybody’ campaign is seeking to highlight that anyone can be an organ donor, and that by having more people on the register, more lives can be saved across the country.
Currently less than one percent of deaths occur in Scotland where the person is able to donate their organs, which is why it is vital that more people sign up to the NHS register.
Michael Russell MSP said: “This is an important campaign – one which will help save lives in Argyll and Bute, and across Scotland.
“Signing up to the Organ Donor Register could not be easier and I would encourage my constituents to spare the two minutes that it takes to sign up and join the 43% of Scots currently registered.
“The ‘We Need Everybody’ campaign is about driving home the fact that everybody has it in them to save a life. The Organ Donor Register is a vital resource for our NHS, and with 540 people currently waiting for a life-saving transplant it is as vital a time as ever to sign up and help save a life.”