Register for organ donation with Boots Advantage Card
From December 2015, people living in Wales are automatically opted in on the NHS Blood and Transplant register according to government legislation. If you wish to opt out visit www.nhsbt.nhs.uk or call 0300 123 23 23.
How to sign up with Boots Advantage Card
If you don't have a Boots Advantage Card
Simply sign up online to Boots Advantage Card to register as an organ donor – it's as simple as ticking a box. You can also apply using the in-store form or by calling the Boots Advantage Card team on 0845 124 4545*
When you receive your Boots Advantage Card, the Organ Donor symbol will be printed on the back of the card.
If you already have a Boots Advantage Card
If you have a Boots Advantage Card and would now like to be added to the NHS Organ Donor Register, please contact 0845 124 4545* to let the Boots Advantage Card team know and we'll do the rest.
About the NHS Organ Donation Register
The register is a confidential, computerised database which holds the wishes of more than 18 million people. They have all decided they want to leave a legacy of life for others. Adding your name to the register is the most reliable way of expressing your wishes but it's also really important that you also tell your relatives what your wishes are.
Did you know? Organ donation facts
More than 10,000 people in the UK need a transplant, yet only 29% of us have signed the register. Three people per day will die waiting for a transplant as there are just not enough organs available. We can help improve this together, by signing up to the NHS Organ Donor Register with Boots Advantage Card you could make a real difference to families across the UK. You can find out more information about the NHS Organ Donor Register by visiting www.organdonation.nhs.uk or calling NHS Blood and Transplant on 0300 123 23 23.
If you want to remove yourself from the NHS Organ Donor Register, please visit the online registration form and request for your name to be removed - you can also call 0300 123 23 23. If you would also like the symbol removing from your Boots Advantage Card please contact 0845 124 4545*.
Justine Laymond, 38, from Essex, received a double lung transplant from the NHS Organ Donor Register and explains why signing up is such an important thing to do.
"I was 31 when I was diagnosed with a rare lung disease and given just 12 to 18 months to live," she says. "I went from being a young woman with everything to live for, to being just hours away from death." By the time the call finally came, over a year later, to say that the register had found two lungs for me, Mum said I was dying in front of her eyes. Now I can breathe properly and run again - in October 2009 I successfully completed the 10-mile Great South Run - all thanks to the NHS Organ Donor Register.
"I want to say a massive thank you to the 1.25 million Boots Advantage Card holders who've joined the register using their Boots Advantage Card. By adding your name to it, you're helping to save lives just like mine."
* Please note that calls will be charged and Boots may record your calls to help maintain our high standards of customer care.