British Bake Off star encourages organ donation

Great British Bake off star James Morton was in Glasgow today to encourage more Scottish people to  sign up as organ donors.

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Chatting over tea and cake in Cup tearooms, he met 20-year-old Hannah MacKereth whose life was saved by a liver transplant she received when she was only seven months old.

The medical student and baking whiz stressed the importance of organ donation, as only one person signing up to the register can save up to seven lives.

Although Scotland has the highest number of people on the organ donor register in the UK, there are currently 600 people waiting on a life saving transplant.

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The Bake Off runner up hopes the “Wee Chat” campaign will improve the discussion about organ donation, with or without cake.

More information about the NHS Organ Donor Register can be found online at http://www.organdonationscotland.org or by texting WEECHAT to 61611

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