Organ donation

The law around organ and tissue donation in Scotland has recently changed. The Human Tissue (Authorisation) (Scotland) Act 2019 provides for an 'opt-out' system. The opt-out system will apply to most adults aged 16 years and over who are resident in Scotland. The law allows for the donation of certain organs and tissue for transplantation if you have not opted out when you die.

You can still choose whether you want to be an organ and tissue donor by registering your decision and telling your family. Your faith, beliefs and culture will always be respected.

Visit Organ Donation Scotland for more information.