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A ‘Whole-Hospital’ Approach to Organ and Tissue Donation

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.

Even if many departments may rarely be directly involved in treating donors or recipients, many still have a role to play encouraging wider public awareness of and support for donation. 

At a recent meeting of the Organ Donation Committees on 10 May, the Scottish Government asked for NHS Boards to volunteer to pilot a whole-hospital approach to promoting organ and tissue donation across all hospital departments.

NHS Grampian has already expressed interest and they are currently considering how best to take this forward.  If any other NHS Boards are interested in participating in a pilot there’s still time to get in touch.  Please contact sam.baker@gov.scot or linda.white@gov.scot by the end of July 2018.