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Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at 5:00 pm on 18th December 2008.

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Photo of Alex Fergusson Alex Fergusson None 5:00 pm, 18th December 2008

The final question is, that motion S3M-3124, in the name of Nicola Sturgeon, on organ donation, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to.

That the Parliament accepts the recommendations in the second report from the UK Organ Donation Taskforce and notes in particular that the move to a system of opt out should be reviewed again in five years' time in light of the progress with implementation of the recommendations in the taskforce's first report, which are designed to remove existing barriers to donation, and that, in light of the growing shortage of organs for transplantation, Scotland should, within the existing legislative framework, take all possible steps to almost double its number of organ donors, as our contribution to the challenge of increasing organ donation rates across the United Kingdom from the present level of 13 donors per million population to 24 donors per million population by 2013.