Organ Donation Scotland is the name given to the Scottish Government activity, focused on raising awareness of all aspects of organ and tissue donation and transplantation.
Organ Donation Scotland aims to inform the general public about the choices they have around organ and tissue donation as well as the system of deemed authorisation, commonly known as an opt out system which will come into force/came into effect on 26 March 2021.
This website www.organdonation.scot, is, also run by the Scottish Government. The key aim of this website is to clearly set out the choices people have around organ and tissue donation as well as providing information to help them make an donation decision.
People can also register their donation decision, withdraw or amend an existing decision on the NHS Organ Donor Register via this website. The NHS Organ Donor Register is a secure and confidential database of people who have recorded a decision to donate, or not to donate their organs and tissue after their death.
NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) manages the NHS Organ Donor Register across the UK and has been formally delegated by Scottish Ministers as the organisation responsible for the register in Scotland under the Human Tissue (Authorisation) (Scotland) Act 2019. Find out more about NHS Blood and Transplant and the NHS Organ Donor Register.