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Supporting my decision

If you are thinking about becoming an organ donor, consider these 5 reasons to donate:

  1. Organ donation saves lives but there is a shortage of donors. You can make an extraordinary difference
  2. One organ donor can save or transform up to nine lives
  3. Patients are dying while organs are going to waste
  4. Even if your organs can’t be used, you could still help others by donating sight 
  5. Leave your family feeling proud that you saved lives 

If you want to save lives, please register to be a donor. It only takes two minutes to sign up and to join the millions of others who are already on the NHS Organ Donor Register.

Take time to talk

Many people don’t realise that their family’s support is needed for organ donation to go ahead. So, take time to talk to your family about organ donation. Take time to discuss your decision with them and ask them if they want to be donors too. Don’t leave it too late to talk about organ donation.

If you need some inspiration for starting the conversation, read our tips for having that talk about organ donation.

Don’t be swayed by misinformation

There are a lot of myths about organ donation. Don't be put off by incorrect information. Equip yourself with all the facts: watch our myth-busting video and read the facts.

Why donate? Get inspired by watching our videos

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