Talk to your loved ones

Organ donation is when one person chooses to give an organ to save or improve the life of someone else.

Whether you choose to be an organ donor or not, your loved ones will be asked to support the decision you record on the NHS Organ Donor Register.

Your family can overturn your decision

Each year, hundreds of opportunities for transplants are missed because families aren't sure what to do.

Your family will always be asked to support your registered decision, and clinicians will never proceed with organ donation if your family or loved ones object.

Leave them certain

If you want to donate

If you want to be an organ donor after you die, it's really important that those closest to you understand and support your choice.

If you don't want to donate

If you decide not to become an organ donor, you can still help your family through a difficult time by making sure they know what you want.

Did you know?

Black and South Asian patients wait longer than white patients for a transplant, and although people can receive a transplant from someone of any ethnicity, the best transplants come from donors of the same ethnicity.

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