Join the Register

The NHS Organ Donor Register is a national, confidential list of people who want to help others after their own death by donating organs for transplant.

Putting your name on the register means authorised medical staff will be aware of your wishes in the event of your death - but it is also important to discuss your wishes with your family.

You can join online here.

The website allows you to add your personal details including your name, address and age and which organs you wish to donate in the event of your death.

You can also find out more information from the site if you are still deciding if you want to become a donor. You can also amend or remove your details.

If you want to join the Organ Donor Register by phone or text, contact:

  • phone the NHS Organ Donor Line: 0300 123 23 23
  • text: SAVE to 84118

People registering via text will receive an acknowledgment letter within 6 – 8 weeks.

You can write to:

FREEPOST RRZK-SHUX-SBCK, NHS Blood and Transplant, Fox Den Road, Stoke Gifford, Bristol, BS34 8RR.

You can also join the register when you are:

  • registering for a driving licence
  • applying for a Boots Advantage Card
  • registering at a GP surgery
  • registering for a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)

Anyone can register on the Organ Donor Register. Age isn’t a barrier to being an organ or tissue donor, and neither are most medical conditions. People in their 70s and 80s have become donors and saved many lives.

You can find more information about the procedures surrounding organ donation on the NI Direct website.

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