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Centralised Organ Donation Register

This is the Centralised Organ Donation Register (CODR) set up by the Department of Health (DH) for prospective donors to voluntarily register their wish to donate organs after death.
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Every day, there are over 2000 patients in Hong Kong having an imminent need for organ or tissue transplant. Without the matched organs, these patients can do nothing but to struggle with sickness in darkness, with their lives heavily dependent on medical equipment and medicines. Some of them may not hang on for long. To help the patients with imminent need for organ transplant, you can indicate your wish to donate your organs after death.

The Department of Health (DH) has set up the Centralised Organ Donation Register (CODR) to make it more convenient for prospective donors to voluntarily register their wish to donate organs after death, and for such wish to be more reliably and securely recorded. The CODR will enable medical personnel responsible for organ donation to know upon the patients' death about their wish to donate organs, and the bereaved family to acknowledge the deceased's wish to rekindle lives of other people. For more information, please visit the organ donation thematic website of the DH at, or the “Organ Donation at HK” Facebook page at

You can pass on your love to other people after you have died by donating organs. Please click “Register now”, take a few simple steps to register in the CODR and speak out your wish to your family members.

Other channels of registration

By post or by fax

In-person registration
  1. By post or by fax

    • You may complete the registration form and return it to the CODR Office by one of the following means:
      • By post: with postal address as stated in the registration form
      • By fax on: 2127 4926
  2. In-person registration

    • Please bring your Hong Kong Identity Card for registration at one of the following locations.

Notes for applicants:

  1. If you cannot provide the requested information, the DH may not be able to process your application.

  2. If you choose to apply for registration in-person or online, identity verification can be completed up front during the application process. If you apply by post or fax, upon receiving your application, staff of the DH will process your application. Upon completion of your application for registration, your wish to donate organs after death will be recorded in the CODR.

  3. In general, for applications submitted online, the registration process will be completed in a shorter time. If you submit applications in person, by post or fax, you will receive a notification within 14 days after submission of your application. If you do not receive the notification, please contact the CODR Office of the DH by phone on 2961 8441 / fax on 2127 4926 or by email at for enquiry.

  4. After successful registration, you do not need to carry the organ donation card (if any) with you. DH will not issue any organ donation card to you. We appeal to people who have signed an organ donation card to register at the CODR, in order to facilitate confirmation of your wish and make arrangements accordingly.

  5. By submitting your application using “iAM Smart”, you agree to provide your name in English and Hong Kong Identity Card (HKIC) number via the “e-ME” auto form-filling function. You can also use the “e-ME” auto form-filling function to fill in other personal information such as name in Chinese, email address or correspondence address in Hong Kong and local contact phone number.

  6. Registration is voluntary and free of charge.

  7. If you need to amend your registration record after registration (for example, you want to change the organs to be donated or other personal information), you can submit a new application for registration. Your record will be updated.