You are here

The law around organ and tissue donation in Scotland is changing to an opt out system

This means that from 26 March 2021 if you die in the rare circumstances where you could become a donor and have not recorded a donation decision, you will be considered to have agreed to be a donor when you die, unless you have chosen to opt out.

Organ and tissue donation remain a personal decision and you have a choice.  It is important that you register your decision and the best way to do this is on the NHS Organ Donor Register.

Find out more about your choices and who the law applies to by downloading the factsheet below.

Read our FAQs

Download the factsheet

You can find different language versions of the Factsheet in the Resources section.