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It's time to make your organ and tissue donation decision known

Hibernian FC are proud to be supporting the Scottish Government’s organ and tissue donation campaign.

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

From 26th March 2021, 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 – but whatever you decide, it’s important to make it known.

The best way to do this is by recording your decision on the NHS Organ Donor Register. Donation remains a personal decision and people can record their choice and preferences there at any time.

Organ Donation: The Law is Changing on March 26

As well as recording your donation decision, it’s also important to share it with family and friends so they know what you’d want to happen. Having that knowledge will allow them to share your latest views on donation to make it easier for them to ensure your donation decision is honoured.

Public Health Minister Mairi Gougeon said:

“The law around organ and tissue donation is changing to help save and improve lives. I’d encourage people to think about what they’d want to happen as every opportunity for donation is precious.

“Whatever you decide, record it on the NHS Organ Donor Register and tell your family to help ensure that decision is honoured. If you’ve already recorded your decision on the NHS Organ Donor Register, there is no need to re-register as it will still stand when the new law is introduced.”


The law around organ and tissue donation is changing to help save and improve lives. I’d encourage people to think about what they’d want to happen as every opportunity for donation is precious.

Mairi Gougeon
Public Health Minister

Kevin Dabrowski and Jackson Irvine, pictured below, are showing their support for this important cause by proudly wearing the campaign t-shirts.

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