"I've been meaning to tell you... I'm on the NHS Organ Donor Register"

How will you start the conversation? It doesn't matter how you begin to talk about organ donation, it's just really important that you do.

We know that 8 out of 10 people support organ donation. But half the adults in England have NEVER talked to anyone about their wishes.

Why it's important to have a conversation

If your family doesn't know of your decision they may not support it. Even if you are on the Organ Donor Register we will ask your family for their consent and abide by their decision.

If your family does not wish to donate your organs they can overturn your wishes - but if you have a conversation about what you have chosen to do, they can fully support that decision.

So, please talk it over. Check out our tips and share our amazing personal stories.

Start a conversation today - it's easier than you think.

3 tips to start a conversation

Try using a newspaper or TV story.

Explain how donating your organs and tissues will improve, or even save lives.

Tell them how you arrived at the decision to donate your organs.

Now is the time to have a conversation

You can have a conversation about organ donation at any time.

Jim's Story

Jim's stepdaughter Beth died suddenly in her sleep of a brain haemorrhage soon after her 21st birthday. Beth's family knew her decision to donate after having previously discussed organ donation with the family over dinner.

Manjinder's Story

Manjinder shares the story of her mum who donated her organs and corneas. The family decided to donate five organs as five is a significant number in the Sikh faith.

Lloyd's Story

Lloyds sister Jane helped five people when her organs were donated. Jane was just 29 years old when she died after suffering fatal head injuries.

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See how other people have discussed their
decision to donate their organs