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NHS Blood and Organ Donor Registers

NHS Blood Donor Register

The NHS Blood Donor Register System provides a facility to register potential donors on National Health Application and Infrastructure Services (NHAIS) systems. Potential donors can register via the family doctor services registration form (GMS1) or separate blood donor registration leaflets available in GP surgeries. These are sent to primary care organisations for input to the NHAIS systems, either manually or via electronic links. Donor details may also be registered by GP practices via Open Exeter accounts that have the appropriate authorisation.

Once input to the NHAIS systems, the records are transmitted automatically from there to the NHS Digital Bureau Service for collation and onward transmission to NHS Blood and Transplant.

Download the  icon Blood Donor Register User Reference Manual [256.35KB]

If you're looking for more information about blood donation visit the NHS Blood and Transplant website.

NHS Organ Donor Register

The Organ Donor Register is a centralised list that supports the matching, allocation and distribution process for donated organs. It's held by NHS Blood and Transplant.

Potential donor's details are taken when they register at a GP practice. The potential donor completes a form during the registration process indicating whether they consent to becoming an organ donor. The form also allows the donor to decide whether they are willing to donate some or all of their organs upon their death.

The donor's details are then sent electronically to NHS Blood and Transplant for addition to the central register.

Download the  icon NHS Organ Donor Register User Reference Manual [185.73KB]

If you're looking for more information about organ donation visit the NHS Blood and Transplant website.

Contact the Exeter helpdesk by emailing or by calling 0300 303 4034

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