"In July 2010 a nurse told me that a heart had become available. It was very surreal, I wasn't afraid; in fact I was overjoyed as I knew this was the only way I was going to survive."

"A couple of weeks after Denise’s passing, I received a letter from the organ donation team informing me that five different lives had been saved from Denise’s organ donation."

"If you could see Ben and the difference his transplant has made to both his life and ours you would really see what a truly amazing gift this is."

How to register

Your options for registering your wishes about organ donation are changing.

The changes to the NHS Organ Donor Register are aimed at extending the choices a person can record when they sign the register. The law on organ donation in Northern Ireland has not changed.
From 1 July 2015, a person can register to:

Becoming a donor after your death could help save the lives of up to seven people.

If you previously registered on the old NHS Organ Donor Register, your details will have already been transferred to the new one. So if you want to be a donor and your decision or preferences have not changed, there is no need to register again. You can also amend your details or withdraw from the NHS Organ Donor Register.

If you don't want to register using the online service you can also register by phone or post.

By phone
You can register by calling the NHS Donor Line 0300 123 23 23. Lines are open 24 hours a day all year round.

By post
Download the form and use the freepost address included.