A donation is where a person donates their organs and tissues for transplant to someone else.
You can help us save thousands of lives in the UK every year by signing up to become an organ donor. Anyone can register to donate their organs and tissue when they die, regardless of their age.
Becoming an organ donor only takes a few minutes to register online, but can bring a lifetime of health and happiness to those who are waiting for a transplant. Sadly, on average, around 3 people die every day waiting for a suitable organ.
When you register we will send you an organ donor card. If you have lost your card or need a new one please call us on 0300 123 23 23.
Most organs are donated by deceased donors and used to help someone who needs a transplant. Some organs, like the kidney and liver, can be donated by living donors.
Incredible advances in medical science mean that more people each year are able to benefit from donated tissue, including corneas and bone.