Scotland Organ Donation Services Team

The Scotland Organ Donation Services Team provide services to a population of 5.4 million. The team provides a service for all 15 NHS boards within Scotland. 

Team structure

Regional Clinical Leads: Dr Iain MacLeod and Dr Helen Tyler

Regional Manager: Susan Hannah 

Team Manager: Joanne Brooks, Colin Faichnie and Cara Murdoch 

Specialist Nurses: 25 in total

Practice Development Specialist: Ailsa Lyttle

Administration Team:
Anne Sorley - Regional Office Manager
Jennifer Tarnawski - Administrative Assistant

Contact Number: 0300 123 9209

Organ Donor Referral Line: 03000 20 30 40


The reports below provide a summary of data relating to potential and actual organ donors as recorded by NHS Blood and Transplant via the Potential Donor Audit (PDA), the accompanying Referral Record and the UK Transplant Registry.

The reports cover the time period 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023.


 Executive summaries for each board:

Archived reports

As part of the PDA, patients aged over 80 years of age and those who did not die on a critical care unit or an emergency department are not audited nationally and are therefore excluded from the majority of this report. In addition, some information from this time period may be outstanding due to late reporting and difficulties obtaining patient notes. Donations not captured by the PDA will still be included in the data supplied from the accompanying Referral Record or from the UK Transplant Registry, as appropriate.

Some percentages in these reports were calculated using small numbers and should therefore be interpreted with caution.

The table containing Gold/Silver/Bronze/Amber/Red shading provides a comparison with UK targets. The targets specific to each of the nine key metrics are displayed on and above the funnel plots throughout Section 3 of the Scotland team detailed full report. Definitions and data, table and figure descriptions can also be found in the detailed full report.

Please refer to the contact details above if you have any queries or requests for further information.