JOINING the donor register could get even easier for people in York, under new plans being discussed by city leaders.

Jonathan Morley, City of York Council’s executive member for housing and adult social services, says he will work with her Labour counterpart Tracey Simpson-Laing to make information available in council buildings and publications.

Coun Simpson-Laing, who has campaigned previously on the issue, said: “I am asking all adult residents of York, who believe that they are medically eligible to, to consider signing up to the list. People are donating organs both when they are alive as well as when they die, but even agreeing to donate after someone dies makes a huge difference.”

At last week’s council meeting, she asked Coun Morley to agree to make information more widely available and he said he would work with her.

How to join

You can join the NHS Organ Donor Register by:

• Going online at
• Phoning the 24-hour donor line on 0300 123 23 23
• Texting SAVE to 84118

You can also join when you:

• Register for a driving licence
• Apply for a Boots Advantage card
• Register at a GP surgery
• Register for a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)

Leaflets are also displayed in GPs surgeries, libraries and many hospitals and pharmacies.