Why donate?

  • One organ and tissue donor could help save and improve the quality of life of up to 10 people.
  • Organ transplants transform lives and are the best possible treatment for people with organ failure. But there simply aren’t enough donor organs for everyone who needs them.
  • Due to this shortage of organs hundreds of people die each year while waiting for an organ transplant.
  • Life on the list for some people can last for more than 15 years and reduces people’s quality of life dramatically. Kidney failure can mean up to eight hours a day on a dialysis machine, heart or lung failure can leave people struggling to walk and with liver failure tired, bloated and jaundice.
  • Less than one per cent of people die in such a way that organ donation is medically possible.
  • A simple discussion about your decision could mean 10 lives could be dramatically changed.
  • Joining the Register helps to reassure your family of your wishes, because they will be asked to consent before organ or tissue donation can proceed.
  • Your information is protected. Only authorised staff can access the register to confirm your donation decision.