The law around organ and tissue donation in Scotland has changed to an opt out system to help save and improve lives. You can find out what it means and why you should still register your decision and talk to your friends and family about your wishes. You can find out more about the changes on the Organ Donation Scotland website.
You can also call the national organ donor helpline on 0300 303 2094. Lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.
Around 600 people across Scotland are currently waiting for an organ transplant, including many patients in the Forth Valley area. By signing up to the organ donor register you could help save the lives of several seriously ill patients.
Local Patient Stories
If you need any further inspiration or encouragement why not read some of the stories of some local people in Forth Valley who are currently waiting for an organ donation as well as those whose lives have been transformed following a successful transplant.
Robert Ford – Stirling Transplant Recipient
A Fallin man whose life has been transformed by organ donation has shared his story to mark Organ Donation Week.
Dr David Fowler – Bonnybridge Transplant Recipient
Transplant recipient Dr David Fowler from Bonnybridge shares his story in a bid to raise awareness of how organ and tissue donation saves and transforms lives.
For more information and resources, please go to the Organ Donation Scotland website.