You've opted out. Now please talk to your family
Your family will always be involved in any conversation about organ donation, even if you have opted out. They can provide confirmation about your decision but can’t do this if they aren’t sure what you want. So, leave them certain.
Tell them in person
Tips to help you talk to your loved ones about organ donation
Tip 1 - Relax
Take your time. Approach it like you would a normal conversation. Perhaps chat over a cup of tea or when you’re out for a walk together. Start gently.
Tip 2 - Use prompts
Use our pages to find out some key information that you can use to help the conversation. Or you might have some advice from your faith leader that you want to share.
Tip 3 - Be open
Tell them how you arrived at your decision, and why you don’t want to be a donor. Remember they don’t have to agree with you, it’s your choice.
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