Scottish government rules out organ donor incentives

December 9, 2016   //   No Comments

The Scottish Government has ruled out incentivising organ donors through paying towards their funeral expenses, ahead of a consultation on organ donation.  Aileen Campbell MSP, the Minister for Public Health, confirmed that there were “absolutely no plans” to offer incentives. She said: “Scottish legislation forbids the offer of payment of any inducement for the supply of an organ. Our consultation will include proposals for a potential soft opt-out system for Scotland.”