Scottish Donation and Transplant Group


The Scottish Donation and Transplant Group (SDTG) (formerly the Scottish Transplant Group) was formed in 2001 to provide a regular forum for representatives of the donation and transplant communities in Scotland.

The group provides expert advice and makes recommendations to the Scottish Government on matters relating to organ and tissue donation and transplantation. It also oversees the implementation in Scotland of the recommendations from the first report of the UK Organ Donation Taskforce.

The SDTG meets three times a year. View meeting minutes prior to 2018 in the archive.


  • Mr John Casey, Joint Chair and Clinical Advisor for Transplantation in Scotland, NHS Lothian
  • Dr Iain Macleod, Joint Chair and Clinical Advisor for Organ Donation in Scotland, NHS Grampian
  • Dr Richard Appleton, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Critical Care,  Scottish Intensive Care Society
  • Mrs Lynne Ayton, Head of Operations, Golden Jubilee National Hospital 
  • Ms Sam Baker, Donation Policy Branch Head, Scottish Government
  • Dr Andrew Bathgate, Consultant Hepatologist, NHS Lothian 
  • Dr Colin Church, Consultant, Golden Jubilee National Hospital
  • Mr Anthony Clarkson, Director of Organ Donation and Transplantation, NHS Blood & Transplant
  • Mr Marc Clancy, Consultant Renal Transplant Surgeon, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
  • Dr Jonathan Dalzell, Consultant Cardiologist, Golden Jubilee National Hospital
  • Professor John Forsythe, Associate Medical Director, NHS Blood & Transplant
  • Ms Marie Gardiner, Service Manager, Renal, Transplant and Dermatology, NHS Lothian
  • Ms Sharon Grant, Implementation Lead - Opt out, Scottish Government
  • Mrs Susan Hannah, Regional Manager, Scotland, NHS Blood & Transplant
  • Mr Neil Healy, Lead Senior Nurse for Tissue Services, Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service
  • Dr Martin Johnson, Consultant Physician, Golden Jubilee National Hospital
  • Professor Deirdre Kelly, Non-Executive Director, NHSBT
  • Mr Stephen Kirkham, patient representative
  • Dr Ann-Margaret Little, Consultant Clinical Scientist, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
  • Ms Jen Lumsdaine, Living Donor Co-ordinator/Living Donor Project, NHS Lothian
  • Dr Heather Maxwell, Consultant Paediatric Nephrologist, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
  • Ms Roseanne McDonald, Programme Associate Director: Nursing and Quality Adviser, NHS National Services Scotland - National Services Division
  • Mr Gabriel Oniscu, Consultant Transplant Surgeon and Clinical Director, Edinburgh Transplant Unit, NHS Lothian
  • Dr Neal Padmanabhan, Consultant Nephrologist, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
  • Ms Jessica Porter, Head of Regulation, Human Tissue Authority
  • Mr Mark Print, patient representative
  • Dr Lesley Ross, patient representative 
  • Ms Jo Swanson, Interim Head of Health Protection Division, Scottish Government
  • Miss Rachel Tatler, Donation Policy Officer, Scottish Government
  • Dr David Turner, Consultant Clinical Scientist, Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service
  • Mr Andrew Walls, Organ Donation Regional Committee Chair, NHS Dumfries & Galloway
  • Dr David Walbaum, Consultant Nephrologist, NHS Grampian
  • Dr Charles Wallis, Regional CLOD and Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine, NHS Lothian
  • Mrs Linda White, Policy Manager, Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation, Scottish Government
  • Professor Stephen Wigmore, President, British Transplantation Society
  • Dr Sharon Zahra, Clinical Lead, Tissue and Cells, Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service