From 26 March, the law is changing 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 your decision.

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    Make your decision

    You can choose to donate or not to donate, but did you know it doesn't have to be all or nothing?

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    Register your decision

    Learn more about the NHS Organ Donor Register and how to record your decision.

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    Share your decision

    Whatever you decide, it's important to make sure your donation decision is known, so be sure to tell your family and friends.

Have a few questions first?

Being able to donate organs and tissue to help those who desperately need a transplant is an act of great generosity. But what are your choices, who can donate and how does it work?

Why it matters

With around 500 people each year waiting on an organ transplant in Scotland, and not enough donors, all of us can do something to help - whatever our age, and whatever our health.

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.