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Organ donation and transplantation


Give the gift of life after your death

Together we can save more people

We manage the NHS Organ Donor Register and National Transplant Register, which lets us fairly match donors to people who are waiting for a transplant. Thanks to our amazing donors, we were able to facilitate more transplants in 2017/18 than ever before. This is fantastic, but there is still a lot more to do. There are currently around 6,000 people on the UK Transplant Waiting List. Last year over 400 people died while waiting for a transplant.

Did you know?

It's important to talk to your family

It is essential to tell your family whether or not you want to be an organ donor.

You can record a decision on the NHS Organ Donor Register to opt in, or opt out, but your family will be asked to honour your decision, when the time comes.

If there is no recorded decision for you on the NHS Organ Donor Register, your family will be asked if they have any information that shows whether or not you wanted to donate.

English organ donation law is changing

From spring 2020, all adults in England will be considered potential organ donors, unless they choose to opt out or are in one of the excluded groups.

This is commonly referred to as an ‘opt out’ system.

See how these changes affect you

You're in safe hands

  • We hold a Procurement License
  • We are operate under the EU Organ Donation Directive and EU Tissue and Cells Directive
  • We are regulated by the Human Tissue Authority


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