18 to 24 September is Organ and Tissue Donation Week and this year people are being encouraged to leave no doubt when it comes to their donation decision.

Martin Whitfield MSP is helping promote the message and ensure that everyone is aware that, in Scotland, they have a choice when it comes to organ and tissue donation – to be a donor or to opt out.

If people aged 16 and over choose to do nothing, it is assumed they agree to be a donor if they die in
circumstances where donation is possible, unless they are in a group for whom the opt out system does not apply or it would be against their views.

Registering your decision and sharing it with loved ones is important as it will make it easier for family
and friends to honour it.

Martin Whitfield MSP said:

“In Scotland, around 500 people on average are waiting on an organ transplant, however only around
one per cent of people die in a way that makes organ donation possible, which means every opportunity for donation is precious. Please help make Organ and Tissue Donation Week count by registering your donation decision.”

Find out more and register your decision at www.organdonation.scot or by calling 0300 123 2323.