Saturday, August 27, 2005

Organ donation: The gift of life

Carrying a donor card is a great start, but to be a registered organ donor you need to join the NHS Organ Donor Register.

Today more than 6,000 people in the UK are waiting for an organ transplant that could save or dramatically improve their life. Most are waiting for a kidney, others for a heart, lung or liver transplant. But less than 3,000 transplants are carried out each year.
Transplants are one of the most miraculous achievements of modern medicine. But they depend entirely on the generosity of donors and their families who are willing to make this life-saving gift to others.

Desperate need for more donors

There is a desperate need for more donors. Last year more than 400 people died while waiting for a transplant. One in ten people waiting for a heart transplant will die and many others will lose their lives before they even get on to the waiting list.
The more people who pledge to donate their organs after their death, the more people stand to benefit. By choosing to join the NHS Organ Donor Register you could help make sure life goes on.

Organ Donor Line

If you've not signed up to the NHS Organ Donor Register, you can do so by calling the NHS Organ Donor Line: 0845 60 60 400
Lines open: 07:00-23:00 (closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day)


The NHS Organ Donor Register is a national, confidential list of people who are willing to become donors after their death. It can be quickly accessed to see whether an individual has registered a willingness to be an organ donor. It can literally be a life-saver. So that in the event of your death there's a chance that your organs could help someone else to live.
It is not known exactly how many people's organs could have been used to save life if only they and their families had given consent.

Putting your name on the NHS Organ Donor Register makes everyone aware of your wishes and makes it easier for them to agree to your donation.
Millions of people carry donor cards or are on the register. Join them. The easiest way is to join on-line.


You can also join the register when you apply for a driving licence, register with a new GP or apply for a new passport. Not sure whether you are already on the register? Sign up anyway, or check by writing to:


The NHS Organ Donor RegisterUK Transplant
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When you register it is important that you tell those closest to you about your decision. Even if your name is on the register, the person closest to you in life will be asked to confirm that you had not changed your mind. Putting your name on the register demonstrates your consent to the use of your organs for transplantation.

Facing up to the death of a loved one is hard. Having to make a decision about organ donation, unsure what that person would have wanted can cause extra pain.
Talk to your family now to make sure they know what you want.

Yes, I want to register as a donor

You can also carry a donor card if you wish, and you can find these in leaflets in doctors' surgeries or by ringing the Organ Donor Line on 0845 60 60 400 between 7am and 11pm seven days a week.
Calls are charged at local rate.

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