Frequently Asked Questions
Here are answers to some of your questions about donating your organs and tissues.
What is organ donation and transplantation?
How can I register to become an organ donor? | Can I donate anything whilst I am alive? | What are some of the most common transplants?
What is the opt out system in England?
How has the law changed? | What is Max and Keira's Law? | Why do we need an opt out system? | Am I losing control of what happens to my body? | I want to donate, do I still need to register? | Do you ask my family before taking my organs?
What is the Organ Donor Card?
Do I need to carry an organ donor card? | Can I download my organ donor card? | Can I get an organ donor card that reflects my faith or belief system? | What should I do if I have lost my donor card?
Does my religion, faith or belief system permit organ donation?
How can I make sure that my faith and beliefs will be respected if I am an organ donor? | What is the faith and beliefs declaration on the NHS Organ Donor Register? | Do specialist nurses discuss faith and beliefs with families?