If you believe in organ donation, prove it...
Would you take an organ if you needed one? Nearly everyone would. But only 29% of us have joined the Organ Donor Register.
More than 10,000 people in the UK currently need a transplant. Of these, 1000 each year – that's three a day - will die waiting as there are not enough organs available.
Please help us to turn people’s good intentions about organ donation into action by registering on the NHS Organ Donor Register.
Why should you share your decision
If you registered to donate your organs, we will ask your next of kin to support your decision to be a donor. If you register without telling your next of kin, it may come as a surprise to them. Letting them know what you've decided now makes it much easier for them.
Knowing donation is what you wanted could make their decision a lot easier to live with when they are trying to deal with their loss.
So, if you want to make a real difference by being an organ donor after your death, then you should:
join the NHS Organ Donor Register
talk about your decision with family and friends
You should not let your family decide whether or not to donate your organs and/or tissues. So let them know your decision.