About donation

Record your donation decision today.

Here’s where you can find out more about organ and tissue donation and what it might mean for you and your family. Find out more and how to record your donation decision.

Your Choices

In this video, Dr Nazim Ghouri, Consultant in Diabetes, Endocrinology and General Medicine at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow, explains who the opt-system applies to and the choices we have when it comes to organ and tissue donation.
  • Changing lives

    One donor can save the lives of up to 9 people, and transform even more by donating tissue. Learn more about what you can donate and the choices you have.

  • We need everybody

    Not sure if you’re eligible to donate? All of us can do something to help, whatever our age and whatever our health.

  • Donation and religion

    All major religions support the principles of donation and transplantation. It's your individual choice.

Opt out system of organ and tissue donation

Scotland has an opt out system of organ and tissue donation. Find out what this means and why you should still register your decision.

Changing lives

Your decision could give someone else a second chance of life. Read inspiring stories from transplant recipients and donor families about the difference donation can make.

Living kidney donation

In Scotland there are currently over 400 people in need of a kidney. Living kidney donation is an exceptional gift that can transform the life of someone on the transplant waiting list.

Why we need more donors

Around 500 people each year are waiting on a transplant but only 1% of people die in a way that makes organ and tissue donation possible.