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On the 70th Anniversary of the NHS in Scotland, around 550 people in Scotland are waiting for an organ or tissue transplant.  Since 1999, 545 Scottish donors who had registered on the NHS Organ Donor Register provided 1520 life-saving and life-improvin

In order to increase donation rates, the whole health system and all parts of individual hospitals should be knowledgeable about, embrace and support donation and transplantation.

The ‘We Need Everybody’ campaign features Gordon who had a heart transplant aged just 13, and other people of all ages, shapes, sizes and ethnicities baring almost all which highlights that anyone can be an organ donor.

A kidney from a living donor is often the best option for those awaiting a transplant, and optimally can be done before needing dialysis. 

Following support shown in the consultation on increasing organ and tissue donation, legislation for a soft opt out system of organ and tissue donation has been prepared.

Organ recipient Callum Reid

A 24 year old whose life was saved by a kidney transplant today backed a campaign to help increase donor numbers in Scotland.

You may have seen news coverage around the 28th June 2017 on the Scottish Government announcement that it intends to introduce legislation to move to a

The annual Organ, Tissue and Transplant Report Card has now been published.

Plans to move to soft opt out system.

Following a public consultation, the Scottish Government intends to introduce legislation for a soft opt out system of organ and tissue donation.

Holyrood's Health and Sport committee announce position on an opt-out system of organ donation

The Scottish Parliament is currently considering a member’s Bill proposing a ‘soft opt out’ system of organ donation.

Scots urged to spread some festive goodwill by joining the NHS Organ Donor Register

Scotland’s capital city has the highest support for organ donation in the whole of the UK, a new survey released for National Transplant Week has shown

Ten year old Evan Goodbrand kick starts National Transplant Week

A new, updated version of the NHS Organ Donor Register was officially launched across the UK today.

Brian Robertson decided to give a stranger the ultimate gift

Fiona Birkinshaw speaks of her pride following loss of her mother

New research shows almost half of Scots (45 per cent) haven’t discussed their organ donation wishes with their family.

Report card shows significant success

Organ Donation Scotland campaign launches

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