Organ donor signup
Right now more than 10,000 people in the UK need an organ transplant that could save or dramatically improve their lives.
But each year around 1,000 people die while waiting for a transplant. Help give these people the chance for a new life.
Give the gift of life:
Join the NHS Organ Donor Register online
Call the Donor Line on 0300 123 23 23
Text SAVE to 84118
What the BMA wants
Many changes have happened since the Organ Donation Taskforce 2008 report including significant improvements to infrastructure and a projected 34% increase in donation rates over the 4 years to April 2012.
But even if the UK achieves the target to increase donation rates by 50% by 2013, people will still die unnecessarily while waiting for an organ.
We believe that, as a society, we need to decide whether we think we have done all we can or should continue to push for an increase in the number of donors.
Download our report which examines a range of options for increasing donor numbers including:
a system of mandated choice
a regulated market
paying funeral expenses for donors
We are still convinced that an opt-out system with safeguards is the best option for the UK.