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Organ donation in Jersey

How to register

To join the register, you can:

  • fill in the online form

  • call NHS organ donation on 0300 123 23 23

Organ donation law in Jersey

From 1 July 2019, all adults in Jersey will be considered to have agreed to be an organ donor when they die (deemed consent) unless they have opted out and made the decision not to donate.

As of the 1 July 2019 you can:

If there's no recorded decision for you on the NHS Organ Donor Register, it will be considered that you agree to be a potential organ donor when you die. Your family will also be asked if they have any information that shows whether or not you wanted to donate.

Until 1 July, the normal opt in remains the same. If you’ve already signed up to be an organ donor on the Organ Donor Register, there’s no need to re-register before 1 July. Your wishes are already recorded.

You can do this by joining the NHS Organ Donor Register and sharing your decision with your family. You can also record a decision not to be a donor.

Excluded groups

There are some groups the deemed consent doesn’t apply to:

  • persons under 18 years of age
  • those who lacked capacity to understand the notion of deemed consent before their death
  • adults who have not been ordinarily resident in Jersey for 12 months immediately before their death

Deciding what to do

If you want to be an organ donor, you can choose to donate some or all of your organs by joining the NHS Organ Donor Register.

If you do not want to be an organ donor, you should register a ‘refuse to donate’ decision on the NHS Organ Donor Register. This is also known as opting out.

If you are already registered on the NHS Organ Donor Register, and your decision remains the same, you should tell your family what you want.

If you want to change your decision, which is already registered on the NHS Organ Donor Register, you should amend your registration.

Tell your family and friends

It’s important to tell your family and friends if you want to be a donor. 

Adults covered by the change in the law will still have a choice about whether they want to be an organ donor. Their families will so be consulted. 

More information

You can find out more about organ donation on the NHS Organ Donation website and the leaflet and booklet below or email us.

Organ donation A4 booklet

Organ donation leaflet English version

Organ donation leaflet Portuguese version

Organ donation leaflet Polish version

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