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Transplants are one of the most miraculous achievements of modern medicine.

One donor can save or enhance the life of several people or restore the sight of others.

Join the Organ Donor RegisterWhat 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

From 20 May 2020, all adults in England will be 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.

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 tell your family and friends what you have decided.

For more information visit the Organ Donation website.

Watch this video, which is hosted on the NHS Organ Donation YouTube channel, to find out how these changes affect you.

Leave someone a future

Deciding whether to become a donor after you have died is something very personal and it is important that everyone makes their own decision. Discuss your decision with those closest to you so they know your wishes should the time ever come.

By becoming a donor you are giving your agreement to your organs and tissue being used for transplantation to save or enhance the lives of others after your death.

This video is hosted on the NHS Organ Donation YouTube channel.

 

This video is hosted on the NHS Organ Donation YouTube channel.

 

What we do

We have an organ donation committee that fully supports organ and tissue donation. We carry out kidney and pancreas transplants. We also work closely with the Tissue Service and with Moorfields Eye Hospital to retrieve corneas (the protective transparent layer at the front of the eye) for use in cornea transplants.

We have specialist nurses for organ donation and a dedicated end-of-life-care team who can help to answer any of your questions.

The need for donors has never been greater. Record your organ donation decision on the NHS Organ Donor Register and give the gift of life today.

Organ donation

Tel: 0300 123 23 23 

NHS Organ Donation website 

The facts

Your organ donation decision is important.

Get the facts about organ donation to make an informed choice.

Make your choice

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Visit the Organ Donation website to register your organ donation decision.