A donation is where a person donates their organs and tissues for transplant to someone else.

You can help us save thousands of lives in the UK every year by signing up to become an organ donor and telling your family you want to donate. Anyone can register to donate their organs and tissue when they die, regardless of their age or medical conditions.

Becoming an organ donor only takes a few minutes if you register online https://www.organdonation.nhs.uk/register-to-donate/register-your-details/ but can bring a lifetime of health and happiness to those who are waiting for a transplant. Your family will be asked to support organ donation if, when you die, you are in a position to donate your organs. So make sure you tell them you want to be an organ donor too. Sadly, around three people every day die in need of an organ transplant.