Welcome to Share Your Wishes. 3 people die in the U.K everyday waiting for an organ transplant and there are currently around 6800 waiting for that lifesaving call.
We strongly believe that if you would take an organ for someone you love, you should be willing to give one.
It is our mission to make sure that everyone we reach is inspired to become an organ donor. However it is imperative that once you have signed the register you Share Your Wishes with those you love.
By becoming an organ donor, you could potentially save the lives of up to 9 people and enhance many more. We think that is incredible! Just think of all those families.
Here at Share Your Wishes we are very privileged to be able to talk to many families that have been affected by donation and we would love to hear from you.
If you have a story you would like to share please contact us and hopefully together we can make a difference.
The legislation for Wales is ‘deemed consent’. This means that if you haven’t registered an organ and tissue donation decision (opt in or opt out), you will be considered to have no objection to becoming a donor.
The law around organ and tissue donation in Scotland is changing from March 2021 currently you still have to register as an organ donor.
It is imperative that each person shares their wishes to be a lifesaving donor, because in doing so it makes sure your family honour your final wish, as it is them that will have the final say.
Organ donation in England has changed to an 'opt out' system. You may also hear it referred to as 'Max and Keira's Law'.
This means that if you are not in an excluded group, and have not confirmed whether you want to be an organ donor - either by recording a decision on the NHS Organ Donor Register, or by speaking to friends and family – it will be considered that you agree to donate your organs when you die.
You still have a choice about whether or not you wish to become a donor and your faith, beliefs and culture will continue to be respected.