Scots become Automatic Organ Donors

Everyone in Scotland is now an automatic organ donor – unless you have opted out.

From today, Friday 26th March 2021, new legislation for Scots will presume that people are consenting to being organ donors, unless they have officially stated otherwise. The move will mean that many more people can be given life-saving and life-changing transplants, reducing waiting times and shortages.

Of course, this is entirely up to you. People who do not want their organs to be donated for a transplant can opt out through the Organ Donation Scotland website. Whatever you decide, please let family and friends know your decision so they can honour it.

For more information or to opt out, visit or call 0300 303 2094.

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