Donation is giving an organ or tissue to help someone who needs a transplant.
Transplants can save or greatly enhance the lives of other people. But this relies on donors and their families agreeing to donate their organ or tissue.
There are three different ways to donate. These are:
We will only use organs and tissue from a donor with their consent or with their family’s consent after they die. You can give your consent by:
Learn more about what your consent to organ donation means.
Everyone can join the NHS Organ Donor Register regardless of age, as long as they are:
Having a medical condition does not always prevent you from becoming an organ or tissue donor. At death, a qualified doctor responsible for your care will decide whether some or all organs or tissue are suitable for transplant.
But, there are a few conditions that will exclude you from donating organs and tissue.
You cannot become an organ donor if you have: