Organ donation is when you decide to give an organ to save or transform the life of someone else.

You can donate some organs while you are alive, and this is called living organ donation. However, most organ and tissue donations come from people who have died.

Organ and tissue donation gives the gift of life to others. If you become an organ or tissue donor after your death, you could help save or improve the lives of up to nine people.

Did you know?

Not many people die in circumstances that make it possible for them to donate their organs.

This is why every potential donor is precious.



Red Sky Foundation and Fujifilm have collaborated to shine a light on the talented Photographer and Masters Student, Debbie Todd, to raise awareness and start discussions about child organ donation and organ transplant.

Coinciding with Organ Donation Week, which runs from Monday, September 18, 2023 – Sunday, September 24, 2023, the exhibition aims to raise awareness on the importance of organ donation.

The Call explores the subject of organ donation through both the children waiting and children who are post-transplant and not forgetting the ones who never got the call. 

The stories and images below relate to the children in the images and their families, who have been deeply affected by organ failure, organ transplant and child loss.


It’s important to talk to your family.

It is essential to tell your family whether or not you want to be an organ donor.

You can record a decision on the NHS Organ Donor Register to opt in, or opt out, but your family will be asked to honour your decision, when the time comes.

If there is no recorded decision for you on the NHS Organ Donor Register, your family will be asked if they have any information that shows whether or not you wanted to donate.