Organ donation can only take place in very specific circumstances. Organs have to be transplanted very soon after someone has died and consequently can only be donated by someone who has died in hospital. Usually organs come from people who are certified dead while on a ventilator in a hospital intensive care unit. If your loved one fits these criteria a trained member of the hospital staff will discuss this with you to get your views and the views of your loved one.
More detailed information on organ donation can be found on www.organdonation.nhs.uk
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