Organ and tissue donation: agreement between the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service and the Scottish Donation and Transplant Group

This agreement updates the 2017 version by setting out the procedures to follow to seek consent from a Procurator Fiscal for deceased organ or tissue donation to proceed in cases where a death needs to be reported to the Procurator Fiscal service.


1. See Taskforce Report at:

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4. A complete guide for reporting deaths to the Procurator Fiscal is contained within the publication entitled 'Reporting Deaths to the Procurator Fiscal' and is available via the following link:

5. Corrected gestational age is the age corrected to allow for delivery prior to term e.g. a child who was born at a gestational age of 30 weeks who is now 6 weeks old would have a corrected (gestational) age of 36 weeks.

6. 'The role of the Procurator Fiscal in the investigation of deaths' - available via



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