Blood/Bone Marrow/Stem Cell/Cord Blood/Organ Donation
Joining the NHS Organ Donor Register is the most secure way to record your wishes.
Every one of us can make a big difference. By taking just 2 minutes to sign up to the Organ Donor Register you could well save the life of a seriously ill child or indeed a seriously ill adult.
We would encourage people to join the Blood and Bone Marrow Donation Registers. The British Bone Marrow Registry is a division of NHS Blood and Transplant, generic working in co-operation with the other UK bone marrow/blood donor registries and the NHS Cord Blood Bank. Stem cell donations from cord blood can be made at specialist hospitals within the NHS.
A note of caution – please think long and hard before joining the Bone Marrow Register. There have been instances where people have joined and have been called upon to donate Bone Marrow only to say that they do not wish to go ahead with the donation. Families depend on finding a suitable match and it is heart-breaking to a family who find a suitable match only to be told that the person is unwilling to donate.