Blood & Organ Donation

Organ Donation

Organ donation is the gift of an organ to help someone who needs a transplant. Thousands of lives in the UK are saved or transformed each year by organ transplants.

Organs can be donated by people who have died include heart, lungs, kidneys, pancreas, liver and small bowel.

Tissue such as skin, bone and heart valves can also be used to save and improve people’s lives. Corneas can help to restore people’s sight.

If you want to become a donor after you die you could save and improve the lives of up to nine people through organ donation and even more if you also donate tissue.

Blood Donation

Giving blood saves lives. The blood you give is a lifeline in an emergency and for people who need long-term treatments.

The NHS Blood and Transplant Service need to recruit lots of people to donate so that they can find the people with the blood types that patients need most. People with blood which is less in demand for patients may be called to donate less often.

Please click this link for more information on giving blood.

Please click the link for information on how to sign up to donate blood or plasma.