NHS Blood and Organ Donor Registers

Summary

Read how the NHS Blood and Organ Donation Registers work and download user reference manuals.

Through the Open Exeter system, NHS England have provided a facility to register potential blood and organ donors on National Health Application and Infrastructure Services (NHAIS) systems. Potential donors can register via the family doctor services registration form (GMS1).

Data from the forms are input into the NHAIS systems by GP practice staff using Open Exeter accounts with the appropriate authorisation. Once input to the NHAIS systems, the records are transmitted automatically to the NHS Digital Bureau Service where the records are collated and transmitted onward to NHS Blood and Transplant for inclusion in the registers.

NHS Blood Donor Register

To join the NHS Blood Donor Register, patients can tick the appropriate box and must give their consent by signing and dating their blood donation preference.

Download the Blood Donor Register User Reference Manual

For more information about blood donation in England visit www.blood.co.uk and in Wales www.welsh-blood.org.uk.

NHS Organ Donor Register

The NHS Organ Donor Register is a confidential list of people who want to donate their organs and/or tissue after their death for transplantation. This information is held by NHS Blood and Transplant and used by authorised medical staff to establish whether a person wanted to donate.


To join the NHS Organ Donor Register, patients can tick the appropriate box(s) to specify if they wish to donate some or all their organs and must give their consent by signing and dating their organ donation preference. There is a ‘deemed’ consent organ donation system in Wales, but patients can still choose to join the register.

Download the NHS Organ Donor Register User Reference Manual

For more information about organ donation in England visit www.organdonation.nhs.uk and in Wales visit www.organdonationwales.org.

Contact details

Contact the Exeter helpdesk by emailing exeter.helpdesk@nhs.net or by calling 0300 303 4034

Further information

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    NHAIS downloads

    NHAIS user reference manuals, available to download as a PDF.