Can I Donate My Organs?

UK residents age 18+ can register as a donor on the ‘NHS Organ Donor Registery’.

Parents can register their chidren, and if you are living in Scotland – you can register yourself without parental permission when you reach age 12.

Can I register if I have a medical condition?

There are only 2 exceptions where organ donation is ruled out completely are:

  1. If you have been diagnosed with HIV

  2. Or have, or are suspected of having, CJD

What body organs could I donate?

You can donate Tissue such as:

  • Corneas
  • Skin
  • Bone
  • Tendons
  • Cartilage
  • Heart valves

And body organs such as:

  • Kidneys
  • Heart
  • Liver
  • Lungs
  • Pancreas
  • Bowel

What makes a person decide to become a donor?

Most people who become donors want to ‘make a difference to someones quality of life’. Bereaved parents of a child that has died suddenly may draw some comfort from knowing that their child’s death has saved the life of someone else. Also – some people come to the conclusion that – if they are willing to accept donated organs – then they too should offer theirs.

For more information visit the NHS official site:

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