What is organ donation?
Organ donation is the gift of an organ to help someone else who has organ failure and needs a transplant.
Organs that can be donated after death include the heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, pancreas and small bowel. Tissue such as skin, bone, heart valves and corneas can also be used to help others.
Organ donation law in England has changed
Since 20 May 2020, all adults in England have been considered to have agreed to be an organ donor when they die unless you have recorded a decision not to donate or are in one of the excluded groups. However, you still have a choice whether or not you wish to become a donor.
Please record your organ donation decision on the NHS Organ Donor Register and, most importantly, tell your family and friends what you have decided.
For more information visit the Organ Donation website.
What we do
We know that the subject of organ donation is extremely emotive and a difficult one to consider. We have specialist nurses for organ donation and a dedicated end-of-life-care team who can support you and help to answer any of your questions. We have an organ donation committee that fully supports organ and tissue donation.
Give someone the gift of live
Deciding whether to become a donor after you have died is very personal and it's very important that your loved ones are aware of your wishes, should the time ever come. Discuss your decision with those closest to you so they are aware, and please record your organ donation decision on the NHS Organ Donor Register. The need for donors has never been greater - please give consider giving the gift of life.
The videos below are hosted on the NHS Blood and Transplant YouTube channel