Talking to your family or a friend about your decision to register is very important. Sharing your decision prepares those closest to you in case anything should happen.
Deciding to become an organ donor is entirely your decision but it does affect your family. After your death your family will be consulted and any decision they make will be respected. When families or friends know the wishes of their loved ones it makes the situation less stressful and can give them the confidence to fulfill your wish of being an organ donor.
Having a chat is also an opportunity for others to think about signing the register too.