Change to the law in England
There has been a significant change to the law regarding organ donation in England - please see the NHS Blood and Transplant website: Max and Keira's Law comes into effect in England.
Help save lives
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 more.
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.
How we can help
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.
Joining the register
We actively encourage and support everyone to join the NHS Organ Donor register.
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.
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
For advice and support, you can also contact the hospital Chaplaincy.
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.