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'Four in 10 people' on organ donor list in NHS Grampian area

Shona Will and organ map [Pic: Firstpix]
Image caption Shona Will said registering as a donor was a quick process

NHS Grampian has reached an organ donation high - with four in 10 people signed up to the register.

A total of 40.2% of residents in the health board area are now registered on the donor list.

Dr Paul Holder, NHS Grampian's clinical lead for organ donation, said: "People have shown tremendous generosity."

Aberdeen kidney transplant recipient Shona Will said: "I wouldn't be here today if it wasn't for the NHS Organ Donor Register. It's changed my life."

She added: "There's not a day goes by without me thinking about my donor.

"It takes two minutes, you can do it online or even by text and you could save someone like me."

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