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Don’t make your organ donation decision a guessing game

Organ donation stories

Lowri from Tumble
Donating a kidney to my dad
Angharad's story
A 17-year–old CBeebies star has thanked a cornea transplant for allowing her to see light again.
Jon from Mold
A 36-year old nurse from Mold, says his kidney and pancreas transplant means that after years, he no longer needs to inject insulin.
Mark from Pembroke Dock
I hope my story encourages people to talk about organ donation
Abeer from Cardiff
My transplant gave me freedom
Gareth from the Rhymney valley
I knew I needed to beat this disease
Geraint from Neath
Life changing donation
Dominic from Swansea
A lifesaving phone call
Nathan from Pwllheli
Looking to the future
Avril from Ruthin
Cornea donations continue late husband’s legacy.
Sarah Crosby: specialist nurse
What it’s like to ask a grieving family for their loved ones’ organs.
Murray from Builth Wells
After three transplants, a Builth Wells man could face a lifetime of dialysis.
Mike Stephens: transplant surgeon
A day in the life of a transplant surgeon
Angela from Manorbier
Share your organ donation decision, no matter what your age.
Carwyn from Pontsian
Organ failure can affect anyone.
Conner from Barry
Life goes on.
Ellie from Cardiff
A second chance to live a life full of adventure.
Ywain from Penarth
Charity football club to helps raise awareness of organ donation.

Make a decision, register it, and tell your family

Find out how organ donation is handled in Wales and record your decision to opt in or out.

Don’t let there be any confusion concerning your organ donation decision when you die.

Make a decision, register it, and then tell your family. 

  • If your decision is to opt in and become a donor
    Make sure you tell your family you want to be a donor so they can always support it, you can also register your decision.
  • If your decision is to opt out and not become a donor
    Tell your family you do not want to donate, you can also register your decision.
  • If your decision is to do nothing, you will be treated as having no objection to being a donor and your consent will be deemed
    Tell your family you want to be a donor so they can always support it.

If a family does not know what their relative wanted, they are far less likely to support your decision about organ donation. 

Whatever you do make sure your decision is known - don’t let organ donation be a guessing game.