Coronavirus guidance

If you think you may have symptoms of Coronavirus, follow the national guidance and self-isolate for seven days. We have Introduced a number of measures and changes to help delay the spread of the virus and maintain essential health services for those that will continue to need them during these unprecedented times. If you, or a member of your family has tested positive for Coronavirus, please find resources to aid your/their recovery on our Coronavirus - Supporting your recovery page.

Organ Donation

Every year, hundreds of people die waiting for organ transplants. By registering as an organ donor, or simply by discussing your wishes with loved ones, you could potentially help save a life. 

The gift of life truly is the greatest gift you could ever give.

How to register

Organ Donation Registration logo

You can join the Organ Donation Register in a number of ways:

  • Call 0300 123 23 23
  • Visit
  • Text SAVE to 84118
  • You can also join when you are:
    • Registering at a GP surgery
    • Registering for a driving licence
    • Applying for a Boots Advantage Card
    • Registering for a European Health Insurance card (EHIC)


How do we support organ donation?

Our Organ Donation Committee is made up of medical professionals, organ recipients and family members of organ donors. It raises awareness across local communities, including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities where the number of registrants is very low. The prime aim is to increase organ donation registrations.

The Committee also works with families to support them through a decision made by a loved one to donate their organs after death. Watch Liz Docker, one of our Committee members, tell the story of her son Simon who was an organ donor.

Contact and find us

Royal Derby Hospital

Dr Marco Giovannelli

Clinical Lead for Organ Donation and Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine

Switchboard tel: 01332 340131

Queens Hospital Burton

Dr Ian Poxon

Clinical Lead for Organ Donation and Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine

Switchboard tel: 01283 566333

Sophie Prentice

Specialist Nurse in Organ Donation

Switchboard tel: 01283 566333