Being on the NHS Organ Donor Register helps enormously. When it comes to life-saving transplants time is a key factor. Healthcare professionals can see from the NHS Organ Donor Register that it was your wish to be an organ donor and it makes it easier for them to discuss it with your family.
If your family know you are on the NHS Organ Donor Register it makes it a lot easier for them to say ‘Yes’ to donating your organs. Many families take great comfort from knowing that they helped to carry out your wish to save the lives of others.
Your information is recorded on a secure NHS computer database, which details exactly what organs and tissue you want to donate in the event of your death.