organ donation



New ‘opt out’ system for organ donation to be introduced next March

The Scottish government has announced that legislation to introduce an opt-out system of organ and tissue donation will come into effect on 26 March 2021, despite delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published 15 September 2020

COPFS thanked for ‘life saving’ work with NHS

The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service staff have been thanked by NHS Blood and Transplant Scotland's Organ Donation Services Team for their work which contributed to the life-saving organ donation process during COVID-19.

Published 10 September 2020

Opt-out organ donation comes into force in Autumn 2020

Legislation to introduce an opt-out system of organ and tissue donation for deceased donors will come into force in Autumn 2020.

Published 22 July 2019

Opt-out system for organ donation approved by Scottish Parliament

Legislation to introduce an opt-out system of organ and tissue donation for deceased donors has been passed by the Scottish Parliament.

Published 12 June 2019