The law in Scotland has changed to an opt-out system. This means that if an adult (aged 16 or over) does not opt out, and dies in circumstances where donation is feasible, the law allows for the donation of certain organs and tissue for transplantation. The system contains safeguards which seek to ensure that organs and tissue will not be donated if it was against the wishes of the potential donor. All patients are invited to learn what the new system means by visiting the website of Organ Donation Scotland.
Donation is a personal decision and you have a choice about whether or not you want to donate by registering your decision. Organ Donation Scotland helps you get the facts about donation. Discover the truth behind common misconceptions to help you register your informed choice.