Organ donation after death

Death can be a new beginning and knowing in life your organs will not be wasted brings comfort and pride, in giving this gift you are receiving a gift of saving lives.

Right now across the UK, there are around 6,500 people in need of an organ transplant, including around 150 children and teenagers. On average three people die every day in need of an organ transplant because there just aren’t enough organ donors.

A donation is where a person donates their organs and tissues for transplant to someone else after death.

Anyone can register to donate their organs and tissue when they die, regardless of their age or medical conditions.

Becoming an organ donor only takes a few minutes if you register online, but can bring a lifetime of health and happiness to those who are waiting for a transplant. Sadly, around three people every day die in need of an organ transplant in the UK alone.

Most organs are donated by deceased donors and used to help someone who needs a transplant.

Incredible advances in medical science mean that more people each year are able to benefit from donated tissue, including corneas and bone.

Your organs and tissue can be used for

Kidney donation

Heart donation

Liver donation

Lung donation

Pancreas donation

Small bowel donation

Cornea donation

Tissue and bone donation


Please let your family know you want to be an organ donor so they can support your decision and remember your legacy after your death.