Who can be on it
You must be 16 or older to register your donation decision for after your death.
You can list your decision to donate for transplants, including which organs and tissue you want to donate.
You can’t use the register to donate your organs and tissue for research purposes.
It’s important to tell your family your decision about being an organ and tissue donor. This is because they’ll have the final say.
Your family need to agree to donate your organs and tissue when you die. They may be more likely to follow your wishes if they already know about them.
Read more about organ donation on the DonateLife website.
You can record your decision in different ways. You can register online, use our app, or fill in a printed form.
Page last updated: 1 November 2019
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