The law around organ donation is changing in Scotland

The law around organ and tissue donation is changing from this Friday, and a campaign is underway to encourage people to make their donation decision known.

From 26th March, Scotland will move to an opt out system of organ and tissue donation to help save and improve lives.

The change in law means that if people aged 16 and over have not recorded a decision about donation, they will be considered as a possible donor when they die.

Everyone has a choice under the new law - to be a donor, or to opt out of donation. Whatever you decide, it’s important to record it on the NHS Organ Donor Register and tell your family and friends so they can honour it.

For more about the law change, or to opt out, visit or call 0300 303 2094.

To learn more about this you can download this Organ and Tissue donation leaflet.