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Life After Death

30 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 26 March 2012

Crime writer Denise Mina speaks with doctors and nurses, donor families and recipients to explore our fears and expose the myths about organ donation.

Almost 800 people in Scotland are waiting for an organ which could save their life. Across the UK three people die every day on the waiting list.

Research suggests people are feel conflicted over donation. While over 90 per cent of people support it, only 30 per cent of the population have signed up to the donor register.

It was the death of her friend, the writer Frank Deasy in 2009, that convinced Denise to sign up to the register. He had been waiting for a liver transplant for seven months when he died.

In 'Life After Death' Denise goes on a personal journey to confront the issues and ask what more can be down to convince people to donate their organs and those of their family members.

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