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Agreement Between the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service and The Scottish Donation and Transplant Group - In regard to Organ and Tissue Donation

Agreement Between the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service and The Scottish Donation and Transplant Group - In regard to Organ and Tissue Donation

Thursday, October 16, 2014

ISBN: 978-1-78412-847-0

Agreement between the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service and The Scottish Donation and Transplant Group - in regard to organ and tissue donation.

Executive Summary

In January 2008, the UK Organ Donation Taskforce produced its first report with 14 recommendations designed to remove existing barriers to donation, and to make organ donation a usual part of all end-of-life care in every appropriate case.

The agreement provides that, where necessary, deaths will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal and, in the case of a potential Category III DCD, the Procurator Fiscal will be advised in advance of cardio-respiratory arrest to enable the Procurator Fiscal to make a rapid and informed decision about donation.