MLA is guest speaker at Junior High

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Uster Unionist MLA Jo-Anne Dobson was a recent guest speaker at the Senior Assembly of Lurgan Junior High School.

Mrs Dobson was also interviewed by pupils from the school in their state-of-the-art LJHSTV recording studio.

Addressing the students Mrs Dobson gave an update on why a change in organ donation law is needed to save local lives.

She said, “I was absolutely delighted to be invited to meet and chat with the pupils and teachers at Lurgan Junior High School.

“My son Mark attended the school and it was great to get the opportunity to catch up with some firm friends again.

“The pupils showed real enthusiasm to learn about organ donation, and why so many of us feel the need for change.

“I explained how I’m proposing that every one be included on the organ donor register, unless they express a wish not to donate. The system has been proven across the world to save lives and the time is right for it to come to Northern Ireland.

“I also filled them in on my own story and journey with organ donation and about the work which Mark and I do with the local charities who are supporting the change in the law.

“It was great to hear that some of the pupils had taken the time to research my Bill which I am bringing forward and their questioning during the filming session really showed they were clued up on the proposed changes.

“I would like to thank and commend the leadership, staff and pupils at the school. Lurgan Junior High School really is a wonderful school of learning, set in the heart of Lurgan.”