What do I need to do and when?
I do not want to be considered as an organ donor
If you do not want to be considered as an organ donor when you die, you need to opt out on the NHS Organ Donor Register. You can also let family and friends know that you do not wish to donate.
You can do this at any time up to and after the law changes.
I want to be an organ donor
If you decide you would like to donate your organs or tissue after your death, please record this decision on the NHS Organ Donor Register.
Even after the law changes, you can still register your decision to donate on the NHS Organ Donor Register, to show your support for the ‘gift of life’. This is a great way to reinforce your donation decision.
Families will continue to be consulted before donation would proceed, so it’s very important to make sure your family are aware of your decision by having a chat – this will help them support your decision at a very difficult time.