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Briggs wishes Transplant Games competitors success in Parliamentary motion.

Miles Briggs, Scottish Conservative & Unionist MSP for Lothian, is wishing the competitors in this year’s British Transplant Games success in a Parliamentary motion. The four-day event starts next Thursday (27th July) and this year takes place in North Lanarkshire and will see more than 850 transplant recipients from across the UK participating.

Speaking today Miles said:

“ The British Transplant Games are a fantastic way of raising awareness of the need for more organ donors and showcasing the achievements and resilience of people who have had life-saving organ transplants.

“ I wish all the competitors every success at this year’s Games which I hope are an enjoyable experience for everyone involved.

“ With the Scottish Government having recently announced its support for a soft opt out system for organ donations, campaigners and others are eagerly awaiting the details of this proposed new legislation.”

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* Please see below the motion as tabled by Miles today.

Motion Number: S5M-06753
Lodged By: Miles Briggs
Date Lodged: 17/07/2017

Title: British Transplant Games 2017

Motion Text:

That the Parliament notes that the 2017 Westfield Health British Transplant Games will be held in North Lanarkshire from 27 to 30 July; understands that around 850 transplant recipients will take part in the four-day competition, which will feature more than 25 events; is aware that the games have been staged annually since 1978; commends the organisers on their hard work and the sponsors for their contributions; considers that the Games are an important way of increasing public awareness of the need for more organ donors; understands that the Scottish Government recently announced its plan to introduce a so-called soft opt-out system for donation and that campaigners and the public look forward to the publication of its proposed legislation on this, and wishes everyone taking part in this year’s Games success and an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

Miles Briggs