What is a donor registry?
A donor registry is a national confidential list of people who are willing to become organ donors after their death. It can be quickly accessed in the event of a death to see whether an individual has registered their willingness to be an organ donor. This list literally saves the lives of people waiting for a viable organ.
People on the donor registry are issued with a ‘donor card’ that they carry with them. This indicates they have expressed a wish to be an organ donor, in the event of their death.
If you decide to sign up to be a donor it is very important to tell your family of your wishes. They will be asked, in the event of your death, to confirm that you had not changed your mind before any donation is carried out. Losing a loved one is incredibly hard but deceased donation may also help the remaining family members to cope with the loss of their loved ones.
Make sure your family knows and is happy to respect your wishes.
An example of an Organ Donor Card
I want to donate my organ after death:
- Complete the form attached
- For an appointment, contact: Qatar Organ Donation Center (HIBA)
- Take the signed form with your Qatar ID to:
Qatar Organ Donation Center
Fahad Bin Jassim Kidney Center
Hamad Medical Corporation
P. O. Box 3050, Doha, Qatar
Tel: (+974) 44398559, (+974) 44398557
Fax: (+974) 44398588
Where to register?