If you joined the NHS Organ Donor Register to donate your organs and/or tissues after you die, make sure you talk to your family and friend about your decision so they know your wishes.
If you die, we will ask your next of kin to support your decision to be a donor.
We always need organs in the UK. Around 10,000 people need a transplant but without donors we cannot help them.
People from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities are more likely to need an organ transplant than the rest of the UK because they are more susceptible to illnesses such as: