Best practice guidance
Guidance and professional resources specific to deceased organ donation
Donor identification and referral
Guidance and procedural information for identifying and referring potential donors.
Consent, authorisation and the family approach
Guidance and procedural information about gaining consent and authorisation from a donor family.
Authorisation in Scotland
Clinical guidance for gaining authorisation for donation and transplantation from a donor family in Scotland.
Donation after Brainstem Death
Information about the retrieval of organs from donors whose death is diagnosed using a neurological criteria.
Diagnosing death using neurological criteria
These educational videos cover diagnosing death using neurological criteria. The content is based on 'A Code of Practice for the Diagnosis and Confirmation of Death'.
Donation after Circulatory Death
Information about the retrieval of organs from donors whose death is diagnosed using cardio-respiratory criteria.
Donation from Emergency Department
Resources and guidance about the retrieval from donors as a result of catastrophic injury.
Information and guidance concerning the optimisation of donor physiology.
Guidance for paediatric organ donation.
End of life care
Guidance and resources for those who are caring for potential organ donors.
Donation Actions Framework
Professional, ethical and legal guidance for best interests decision making when caring for potential organ donors.