Get answers to some of the key questions around the law changes to organ and tissue donation.
Download Easy Read Organ & Tissue Donation factsheet. Easy Read is an accessible format that makes written information easier to understand. It uses simple, jargon-free language, shorter sentences and supporting images.
A Braille version of the factsheet is available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning 0131 244 4720.
The factsheet has also been translated into a number of different languages, available here.
A specialist nurse will work with the family to help ensure your choices are respected. Your family can tell us about any particular requests or requirements you may have had to help ensure that donation only goes ahead if it is in line with your faith or beliefs. Your family provide important information about your medical, travel and social history too. This information helps to check that your organs/tissue can safely be given to someone else.
When you have made your decision, it's important to record it on the NHS Organ Donor Register and inform your family about your choice.
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