There is no age limit on becoming an organ and/or tissue donor. But there are a few medical conditions that may prevent you from donating organs. If you are legally competent, you can join the NHS Organ Donor Register (ODR).
Joining the register provides legal consent for you to donate your organs and/or tissue after you die.
Children can join the ODR but their parents or guardians:
Anyone can join the ODR. Healthcare professionals decide which organs and tissue are suitable for donation. But, you must be no more than…..
But, you can still donate other organs.
People from the same ethnic group are more likely to be a close match. But we have carried out successful transplants with people from different ethnic groups.
We will test your blood for transmissible diseases and viruses including:
You can still be a donor if you have a medical condition. Only a healthcare professional can decide whether your organs or tissue are suitable for transplant based on your medical history.
If you are HIV positive you may be able to donate to someone who already has HIV.
Deceased donors with some cancers may be safely used. However...
You cannot be a donor if you have:
You can still donate your organ or tissue even if you have been turned down for blood donation
A healthcare professional will decide whether your organs or tissue can be transplanted based on your medical history
You may not be able to donate blood, if you: