Resources for GPs and healthcare professionals

If you’re a GP or healthcare professional, this information will help you understand more about process and what this means for your patients.

Living Kidney Donation and Transplantation Information Pack 

This information pack has been developed to provide GP’s and healthcare professionals with a detailed overview of the living kidney donation and transplantation process in Scotland. 


All potential donors should be referred to the renal and transplant teams in the first instance as each donor is considered within guidelines that are continually re-evaluated.
Early referral of recipients increases opportunity of pre-emptive living donor transplantation.
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Reimbursement of UK Living Kidney Donors

Information for Living Donor Transplant Coordinators/Transplant Liaison Nurses for discussion with potential donors early in the donation process:

NHS Scotland Financial Operating Procedure for Reimbursement of Living Solid Organ Donor Expenses

Checklist of evidence of claim to be discussed with Money Matters Leaflet


Social media appeals and healthcare professionals

If you are aware that a recipient or their family is planning a social media appeal please read the guidance and advice in this leaflet.