The law in Scotland has changed to an opt out system.

Find out what this means and why you should still register your decision.

It's your choice

Everyone feels different about organ and tissue donation, but most people are aware of its life-saving and life-enhancing importance. Here's where you can find out more about your choices, before making a decision. 

Register your decision now

Donation is a personal decision and you have a choice about whether or not you want to donate.

  • Yes

    Register to be a donor

    Choose this option if you agree to donating your organs and tissue in the event of your death. If you prefer to, you can choose to donate some types of organs and tissue, but not others. Please tell your family and friends about your decision. 

  • No

    Register not to be a donor

    Choose this option to confirm your decision NOT to donate your organs and tissue after your death. This means that you are opting out of the donation of all organs and tissue. Please tell your family and friends about your decision. 

Important Update

It has been identified that an error occurred on the Organ Donation Scotland website between 2nd September 2021 and 18th November 2021 which affected registrations to donate all organs and tissue. 

The error did not affect registrations to opt out of donation or to donate selected organs and tissue. If you selected either of these options your registration was successful and you do not need to take any further action.

If you think you may have registered to donate all organs and tissue between these dates, please call 0300 123 2323 to check your registration status, or re-register here.

The error has now been fully resolved and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Have a few questions first?

Before you make your donation decision you should get the facts, so you can make an informed choice.

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.