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Number of Scots on Organ Donor Register hits record high

The number of people in Scotland who have signed up to be organ donors has reached a record high of more than two million, the government has said.

A total of 2,025,400 people had put their names forward for the NHS Organ Donor Register as of 31 March - almost 40% of the population.

However, 600 people are still awaiting life-saving transplants and ministers said more work was needed.

Three people in the UK die every day because of a lack of access to organs.

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