Organ donation will become an opt-out system in Scotland in March, the Scottish Government has announced.
People whose lives have been saved thanks to organ donation have urged others in the north-east to make their decisions known ahead of a change in the law.
A documentary made in Aberdeen urging people to sign the organ donor register has been commended to Holyrood.
Politicians in the north-east have praised new rules which mean Scotland will move to an opt-out system for organ donation.
More than 1,300 people signed up to the organ donor register following an episode of BBC Two documentary Hospital.
The number of people waiting for a lung transplant has risen by 46% over the past five years, the latest figures show.
Parents are significantly less likely to consent to donate a child’s organs after their death compared with other relatives, new figures show.
A specialist nurse in organ donation has encouraged people to discuss their wishes after death with their families – to make sure they are fulfilled.
A machine which keeps a liver “alive” outside the body for up to 24 hours before a transplant could have a “transformative effect” on organ waiting lists, scientists have said.
Scientists have grown sheep embryos containing human cells for the first time, almost a year after announcing the creation of a human-pig hybrid.
A North-east woman whose kidney is in the wrong position has given birth to a “miracle baby”in what is thought to be a world first.
Organ donations have been described as “the greatest gift you can give” as North-east families today urged others to sign up to the register.
More than 50,000 people are now alive thanks to organ donation, new figures show.
A dad whose life was saved when he was given a new heart has called for organ donation to be made compulsory.
Four people have gone from "having no life to having a chance of a life" after a much-loved grandmother donated her organs.
Nurses on the frontline of the organ donation process paid tribute to the "superheroes" who give the gift of life to others.