Your decision

Make it. Record it. Share it.

Find out more about why it is important that you take the time to make your donation decision and record it. The easiest way to record your donation decision is on the NHS Organ Donor Register.

You have a choice about donation and whatever you decide, it is important that you tell your family and friends, as it will make it easier for them to honour your decision.

Dr Paul Gamble, Intensive Care Consultant

In this video, Dr Paul Gamble, an Intensive Care Consultant at NHS Grampian, explains what organ and tissue donation can mean for those on the transplant waiting list, and the choices people have under the new opt out system.
  • Record your decision

    Learn more about the NHS Organ Donor Register and how to record your decision.

  • Share your decision

    Whatever you decide, it's important to make sure your donation decision is known to your family and friends.

Make sure you and your family know the facts

To help you make the right donation decision, you should read the facts. Your family and friends might also need time to discover the facts to help them make their own decision.

The law has changed

The law has changed to an opt out system. Find out what this means and why you should still register your decision.

About organ and tissue donation

Before you record your decision, you might have a few questions about organ and tissue donation. If you're not sure about who can donate or what's involved then you'll find more information below.

Record your decision

Donation is a personal decision and you have a choice whether or not you wish to become a donor. Learn more about the NHS Organ Donor Register and how to record your decision.

Why we need more donors

Around 500 people each year are waiting on a transplant but only 1% of people die in a way that makes organ donation possible.

Personal stories

Inspiring stories about people whose lives have been affected by organ and tissue donation.