MIDLOTHIAN residents are being encouraged to add their names to the NHS Organ Donor Register.
In Scotland, 41 per cent of people have joined the register to help those waiting for an organ donation.
This is the highest registration in the UK, the average being 31 per cent, but there is still a shortage of organs for transplant.
Everyday in the UK, three people die waiting on a transplant.
To find out more about organ donation and to join the NHS Organ Donor Register, visit www.organdonationscotland.org or text LIFE to 61611.
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