The Order of St John gives a number of awards to honour people who have given special service in the cause of humanity. The selfless contribution that organ donors make to extend life and give hope to others in need is a particularly special service.

The Order of St John Award for Organ Donation is a national award given to the family of the donor, to recognise this service. To date, nearly 6,000 families have received the award, a pin and a citation in recognition of the organ donation of their loved ones.

The award is presented to the next-of-kin of the donor at a special award ceremony in your local area, hosted in partnership with the NHS Blood and Transplant Department and The Priory of England and the Islands. The award can also be sent by post to those who do not wish to receive it publicly.

If you want to know more about The Order of St John Award for Organ Donation, please get in touch.

To join the NHS Organ Donor Register visit or call 0300 123 2323 or text SAVE to 62323.