Organ donation

The law around organ and tissue donation in Scotland has recently changed. The Human Tissue (Authorisation) (Scotland) Act 2019 provides for a system of deemed authorisation. Under the new opt out system, all adults aged 16 years and over who have not confirmed whether they want to be a donor, will be considered to be willing to donate their organs and tissue when they die, unless they choose to opt out.

You can still choose whether or not 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.