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Organ Donor Register (FOI)

Organ Donor Register (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 28 December 2016.



How many people are currently signed up to the National Organ Donation Register in Jersey, and how does this compare to the UK?


What percentage of people in Jersey are organ donors? And how does this compare to the UK?


How many people in Jersey have been registered to donate their organs each year for the past 10 years?


How many people are waiting for an organ transplant in Jersey?


How many organs have been donated in Jersey each year for the past 10 years?


Are there any steps for Jersey to take part in the opt-out system that is being used in Wales?


How do people in Jersey register to become donors? Is it the same system as the UK?


A and C

See tables 1 and 3 below.

The numbers exclude people who have died or been removed from the Organ Donor Register (ODR). The year of registration figures represent only the people who registered in that year and are still on the ODR.

​Table 1​Jersey ODR figures as at 20 December 2016 ​

​Year of registration

​Number registered

​Number on the ODR

​2007558 5,410
​2009645 6,845
​2010573  7,418
​2011457 7,875
​20131,656 9,936
​2014596 10,532
​2015657 11,189
​2016496 11,685
​Current number on ODR​11,685



​Table 2​United Kingdom ODR figures as at 20 December 2016 ​

​Year of registration

​Number registered

​Number on the ODR

20061,146,414 12,661,709
​20071,001,248 13,662,957
​20081,058,872 14,721,829
​20091,030,493 15,752,322
​20101,088,122 16,840,444
​20111,027,401 17,867,845
​ 2012919,530 18,787,375
​2014967,535 20,872,312
​20151,126,631 21,998,943
​20161,328,325 23,327,268
Current number on ODR​23,327,268


See table 3 below.

Population estimates for UK and Channel Islands are from Mid-2014 estimates based on Office for National Statistics (ONS) 2013 Census figures.

Population estimates for Jersey are from the Jersey Resident Population 2015 Estimate which is estimated at the end of 2014.

Jersey Resident Population 2015 Estimate

​Table 3 ​​Percentage of people that are opt-in registrations in  the UK and Jersey as at 20 December 2016


​Number of opt-in registrations  

​Population estimate

​Proportion registered

​United Kingdom​23,327,268  ​64,840,000​36%
​Jersey  ​11,685 ​101,000 ​12%
​Channel Islands​17,765 ​160,000  ​11%



There are eight people on the transplant waiting list who reside in Jersey as at 20 December 2016


See table 4 below.

Numbers are from deceased organ donors only. 

​Table 4 ​Number of organs donated in Jersey as at 20 December 2016

​Donation Year





In terms of the opt-out system of organ donation as operating in Wales, the Health and Social Services Minister has said that Jersey, in common with other jurisdictions, is adopting a ‘watch and learn’ approach, with the Minister likely to review the position in 2017.  


As in the UK, people in Jersey can sign up online at NHS Organ Donation Register (see link below), call 0300 1232323 or fill in an application form available at the hospital and other public places, including GP surgeries.

Also, when they take out or renew their Jersey driving licence, there is a section on the form where they can sign up.

NHS Organ Donation Register

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