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In Scotland, latest statistics show that living kidney donor transplantation represents 38% of kidney transplant activity.

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Grant Thomson altruistically donated a kidney to a stranger in February 2017.

Matthew Catlow was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease in 2010.  I was 29 years old.  It was through a routine medical for work that my kidney failure was detected.  It was very lucky.

Living kidney transplants have been performed in Scotland since 1960 and currently around 100 such operations are performed each year with a very high success rate.  Over 400 people in Scotland are currently waiting on a kidney transplant.

The tenth anniversary of altruistic donation in Scotland was marked by one of the very first donors at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh on 11 March 2019.

We know that patients can find it difficult to talk openly about their kidney disease, and that raising the subject of live donor kidney transplantation (LDKT) can seem like an insurmountable hurdle.  We know too that pat

During this year’s Organ Donation Week, which ran between 3 – 9 September, NHS Blood and Transplant, the Scottish Government, hospital staff, charities and other key supporters pulled out all stops to drive awareness of the importance

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During this year’s Organ Donation Week, which ran between 3 – 9 September 2018, key buildings and landmarks 

This year’s Organ Donation Week will mark the start of our 2018-19 drive to raise awareness of organ and tissue donation and will highlight the importance of sharing your decisi

The aim of the Living Donation Scotland Project Board is to improve equity of access to living donor transplantation.

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