Organ Donation Scotland
Being able to donate organs and tissue to help people who desperately need transplants is one of the great miracles of modern medicine. However, it is important to reassure people that if they are admitted to hospital in a critical condition, the absolute first priority of doctors is always to save their patient’s life. It is only if a patient has died or is expected to die imminently as their injuries are not expected to be survivable that donation is considered.
This generosity was life changing for 467 people in Scotland last year and 50% of us have joined the NHS Organ Donor Register.
But it’s still not enough. People are still dying while waiting for a transplant. Right at this moment in Scotland, around 550 people with life-threatening illnesses are on transplant waiting lists.
Join the register today by clicking here.