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Organ and tissue donation

We understand the importance of organ donation. As well as being a leading centre for kidney transplants, we are one of ten trusts with a dedicated eye retrieval scheme, providing corneas and tissue for transplant.

An organ or tissue transplant can save a person's life or improve their health and quality of life.  Transplants depend entirely on the generosity of donors and their families. Deciding whether or not you would like to become an organ or tissue donor is something very personal. It is important that everyone makes their own decision.

There are two types of donation, living and deceased.


Organ donation

Donations are made to people with damaged organs that need to be replaced.


Tissue donation

Tissues can be used to treat many life threatening conditions.


We would strongly encourage you to make sure you discuss organ and tissue donation with your family so they understand and respect your wishes.

You may also want to consider carrying an organ donor card or recording your wishes on the NHS Organ Donor Register. You can do this here:

Organ Donation Committee

The organ donation committee was established in 2009 with the aim to make NUH a national and regional leader in donation, as well as raise awareness of the importance of organ donation. The committee is made up of clinical staff from across the hospital, as well as non-clinical staff and donor family representatives.

  • Roger Freeston
    Organ Donation Committee Chair
  • Keith Rigg
    Transplant Surgeon and Deputy Chair
  • Dale Gardiner
    Clinical Lead for Organ Donation
  • Charmaine Buss
    Specialist Nurse for Organ Donation
  • Charlotte Wood
    Specialist Nurse for Organ Donation
  • Carol Donaldson
    Donor Family Representative

Get involved

If you would like to share your experiences of organ donation, please contact us on:

Tel: 0115 924 9924 Ext: 81600


You can also tweet messages of support to our Twitter account @nottmhospitals, using the hashtag #beahero.