Welcome to the Register. Now tell your family
Registering your decision is a great start, but your family will still be involved when the time comes, so it’s important you make sure they know what you want.
What happens now?
- We will add your details and decision to the NHS Organ Donor Register
- You should now talk to your family, and make sure they know what you want
Tell them in person
Tips to help you start the conversation with family and friends
Find the right time to talk. Perhaps in the car or while sharing the washing up.
Explain that you have registered your decision to become an organ donor.
Tell them how you arrived at your decision, and how donating your organs and tissues could improve or even save lives.
Send a private message
Thank you, your email has been sent to the recipients you selected, and a copy has also been sent to the 'From' address.
We have opened your SMS application for you to complete the sending of your message.
We have opened Whatsapp for you to complete the sending of your message.
Send a WhatsApp message
Your data is shared only with your chosen recipients and not used or stored by NHS Blood and Transplant. We'll open Whatsapp for you to select your contacts before sending.
Tell others about signing up as an organ donor
We will send new registrants a donor card but you can also share or print yours here.
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