Death planning guide: saving lives

Money Savings Expert Martin Lewis has compiled a checklist of 20 things you need to consider when planning for the financial well-being of your family (it’s on his website). The check-list includes tips on wills, inheritance tax, funerals and setting up power of attorney.  Our last post covered the pitfalls of saving passwords. This post addresses the ability to save a life once you’re gone.

Registering as an organ donor can be a huge help to someone in need after your death. However, it's a personal decision, so it's worth thinking about this early. On average, three people that need a transplant die every day due to the shortage of registered organ donors – by registering you could save or improve as many as nine lives.

If you decide to, it's quick and easy to register on the NHS Organ Donation website, via the NHS Donor Line on 0300 123 23 23 or by texting SAVE to 62323.