Organ Donation Wales
1st December 2015. The time when Wales has changed the way you become an organ donor.
days until the way you become an organ donor will change in Wales.
From the 1 December 2015, the way we choose to become organ donors will change. Now is the time for us to understand what this means and talk about it with our loved ones.
"Knowing that part of your loved one is living on in someone else is comforting. If it stops any other person going through the same thing then this can only be good. Teddy’s life had a very important role to play."
Jess EvansRead the full story
"Losing Claire was a dreadful and unexpected blow. We were just glad that she’d made her feelings known through the register. We wouldn’t have dreamt of going against her wishes."
Teresa and Alan WilkinRead the full story
"There are also lots of myths that need to be dispelled amongst some communities. For example some people think that some religions, such as Islam, are against organ donation."
Shahab Miah and Yusha MohammedRead the full story
"To me it’s a no-brainer. If you don’t want to be a donor, you will be able to opt out, but if you do, then you don’t even have to do anything as the new law will treat you like someone who’s happy to be an organ donor."
Jan and Will RogersRead the full story
"For us, organ donation comes down to the premise that if you’re willing to take, you should be willing to give. Simple as."
Laura and Ava RaffourRead the full story
Around 7000 people are waiting for transplant across the UK
One donor can save or transform up to 9 lives
Most people who become donors are not actually on the Organ Donor Register
The UK has amongst the highest number of family refusals to donation
Only 32% of people in Wales have signed the Organ Donor Register
I’m too old to be a donor, you wouldn’t want my organs!Read more
I’ve got long term health problems, so there’s no way I can donate. They won’t want my organs!Read more
Doctors won’t do enough to save me if I sign the Organ Donor Register. They’ll be more interested in taking my organs to save someone else.Read more
It’s against my religion to be a donor.Read more
I don’t need to tell my family that I want to be a donor because I have it written in my will.Read more