Organ donation means taking healthy organs and tissues from one person for transplantation into another.
Most donation takes places after death. It is also possible to donate while living. Find out more about:
You can choose which organs you want to donate, and whether you want to include your eyes and tissues, by ticking the specific box on:
Tell your friends and family that you want to be an organs and tissue donor – it is very important that they understand and support your decision because your family’s support is needed for donation to go ahead. Dealing with the death of a loved one is a difficult time to make an important decision quickly.
Sign up to the Organ Donor Register online. The NHS Organ Donor Register is a secure database that records people’s decision around whether or not they want to be an organ and tissue donor when they die.
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