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Appointing a representative

If you don't want to make an organ donation decision yourself, or if you have specific instructions, you can appoint someone to make that decision for you. This is called an appointed representative.

If you die in circumstances where donation is possible, this person will be asked if your organs should be donated.

On 1 December 2015 the law in Wales changed to bring in a soft ’opt-out’ system for consent to organ donation.

If you live in Wales and don't want to make a decision about donating your organ, you can appoint someone to do that for you.

Click here for the 'Appointing a Representative' form

After you die

  • If we cannot contact your representative, we will ask your family to make the decision about organ donation
  • If we cannot contact your family, your organs will not be donated

Contact us

NHS Blood and Transplant
Organ Donation and Transplantation
Organ Donor Register Team
Fox Den Road Stoke Gifford
BS34 8RR

Further information

Register to be a donor


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