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Frequently Asked Questions

Deciding whether or not to become a donor after you have died is a very personal matter and it’s important that everyone makes their own decision.

To help you, here are answers to the most commonly asked questions about organ and tissue donation:

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What is organ donation?

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Which organs can be transplanted?

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Which tissues can be donated?

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Can you donate an organ while you are still alive?

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What is the NHS Organ Donor Register?

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Why is joining the Organ Donor Register so important?

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Do I need to discuss my wishes with my close family and friends?

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Do I need to carry a donor card if I join the register?

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Who can join the NHS Organ Donor Register?

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Why are even more donors needed?

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What if I change my mind?

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