That's all it will take for you to add your name to the NHS
Organ Donor Register!
Register now online at the NHS Organ Donation website
Would you take an organ if you needed one?
Nearly every one of us would; but only 27% of us have joined the
Organ Donor Register.
More than 10,000 people in the UK currently need a transplant
and of these, 1,000 - three a day - will die waiting as there are
not enough organs available.
Just one donor can save the lives of several people, restore the
sight of two others and improve the quality of life for many
The more people who pledge to donate their organs and tissues
after their death, the more people stand to benefit.
Organ donation is a sensitive issue around which there is often
confusion, misunderstanding and discomfort.
But research shows that often relatives would have wanted their
loved one to become an organ donor if that were possible.
We offer support to bereaved families to help them make informed
choices about organ donation.
Knowing that your relative has registered their wishes makes the
choice easier and a much more positive experience for everyone
should the time come.
We work closely with the Department Of Health to ensure organ
and tissue donation is offered at the end of life people's lives to
all people, where appropriate.
We actively encourage and support everyone to join the NHS Organ
By choosing to register you could help to make sure life goes on
for many others.
But remember that when you register it is important that you
tell those closest to you about your decision.
To register online, please follow the link above, right.
Dr Malcolm Watters
Clinical Lead For Organ Donation
Tel: 01793 605230
Specialist Nurse Organ Donation
Tel: 01793 604423
South Central Organ Donation Service
Tel: 0300 1231107
Radiopage: 07659 183499
You can also contact our hospital Chaplaincy for advice and
Please see the NHS Organ Donation website
The Donor Family Network provides support for families
of people who have become organ donors - please see the Donor
Family Network website (http://donorfamilynetwork.co.uk).
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll put it right.
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