Submit your questions about Scotland’s organ donation law changes

Section: Policy into PracticeThe ALLIANCEType: News Item Date Published: 19th November 2020

We're interviewing the NHS about moving to an opt-out system of organ and tissue donation.

The law in Scotland on organ and tissue donation is changing and the move to an opt-out system comes into effect on 26 March 2021. This change means that if people aged 16 and over have not recorded a decision about donation, they will be considered a potential donor when they die.

Everyone has a choice – to record their decision to be a donor, or to opt-out of donation – and people are being encouraged to think about their decision and make it known. The NHS aim to give as much information as possible to help people make an informed decision.

The ALLIANCE invites you to suggest questions for a recorded interview with Susan Hannah, Regional Manager of the NHS’s Scotland Organ Donation Services Team, by Lucy Mulvagh, our Director of Policy and Communications.

To submit a question please email The deadline for submissions is Friday 11 December 2020.

The interview will be shared on YouTube and across social media.

To record your decision or find out more about the law change and what it means for you and your family visit (this link will take you away from our website).

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