Transplantation services

We support patients, donors and their families throughout the donation and transplantation process

We are responsible for:

  • Patient safety - fair, unbiased and compassionate matching and allocating of donated organs, tissue and stem cells
  • Specialist support - dedicated clinical nurses and 24 hour support teams
  • Community awareness - our campaign teams work tirelessly across the UK to encourage donations and enable us to offer more transplants

Organ donation law has changed

England moved to an 'opt out' system on 20 May 2020

Read more about the law change
3 ways we're improving our transplantation service
  1. Specialist nurses to support donor families and dedicated clinical leads in hospitals
  2. Dedicated organ retrieval teams serving the UK, 24 hours a day, so crucial donations get to patients on time
  3. Formation of regional collaboratives to promote organ donation and support service improvement
Taking Organ Transplantation to 2020 (TOT2020)

This strategy document sets out our plans for matching world class performance in organ donation and transplantation. Our aim is to increase the consent rate for organ donation from 57% to over 80%.

The more people who consent to donate, the more lives we can save. 

Download TOT2020 strategy document (PDF 2.5MB)

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