The Scottish Transplant Group - now the Scottish Donation and Transplant Group (SDTG) was formed in 2001 to provide a regular forum to bring together representatives of the donation and transplant communities in Scotland.
The Group also provides expert advice and makes recommendations to the Scottish Government on matters relating to organ and tissue donation and transplantation.
In addition, in January 2008, Nicola Sturgeon, the then Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing, asked the Group to take on the task of overseeing the implementation in Scotland of the recommendations from the first report of the UK Organ Donation Taskforce.
Donation and Transplantation Plan
Following the publication of the Scottish Government's Donation and Transplantation Plan for Scotland 2013-2020, the Group is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the recommendations in that plan:
Membership of the Group
The Scottish Donation and Transplant Group is chaired by the Lead Clinicians for Organ Donation and Transplantation in Scotland, Dr Iain Macleod and Mr John Casey, and meets quarterly in March, July, September and December.
Secretariat to the Group is provided by the Scottish Government and can be contacted by emailing Organ_Donation_Scotland@gov.scot.