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You've opted out. Now tell your family

Thanks for registering your decision. It's a great start, but it's also important you tell your family about your choice as they will still be involved when the time comes.

What happens now?

  • We will add your details and decision to the NHS Organ Donor Register
  • If this is your first time registering a decision, you will receive a confirmation letter by post (usually within 14 days)
  • You should now talk to your family, and make sure they know what you want

Tips to help you start the conversation with family and friends

Step 1

Find the right time to talk. Perhaps in the car or while sharing the washing up.  

Step 2

Explain that you have registered your decision not to donate on the NHS Organ Donor Register.

Step 3

Tell them how you arrived at your decision, and explain that they can record their own decision, whatever that may be, on the Register.

Start the conversation with the people that matter to you

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