DVLA – correspondence with NHSBT

Email correspondence from NHSBT :

On 1 Mar 2024, at 16:06, Wayne Lawley <wayne.lawley@nhsbt.nhs.uk> wrote:

Hi Yaser, thanks again for emailing us on this.
I have spoken with Mark Chambers this afternoon and we will look to progress such a request in due course. Please be aware and mindful that we would anticipate some challenges here in relation to budgets, timing, and resources for a link to blood donation which we will need to work through. Stem cells are a little more complicated to implement in a similar way as donors need to provide a sample, however, we will look into this as well.
We hope that this is helpful, please do give me a call if you’d like to discuss any aspect of the above.
Kind regards, Wayne


Email correspondence to Wayne Lawley and Wendy Clark at NHSBT


Morning Wayne & Wendy – I trust you are both keeping well.

I wasn’t sure who to write to regarding this, so please forgive me if it’s not your department.

Fleur Anderson tabled the following question (scroll down two thirds of the page to find UIN 10557) relating to DVLA last month and received the answer below.

You will note that the Department for Transport “remains happy to consider… should such a request be received.”

Can you make a formal request along these lines please ?

My best



Question for Department for Transport
Driving Licences: Applications
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to include (a) information on and (b) opt-in forms for (i) organ, (ii) stem cell and (iii) blood donation with DVLA application forms.
Asked 18 January 2024

Following a request from the National Health Blood and Transplant Service (NHSBT), the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) introduced a process to enable driving licence applicants to register their details on the NHS Organ Donor Register. This can be done when applying for a driving licence using DVLA’s paper or online services. When an applicant notifies the DVLA that they wish to register as an organ donor, this is recorded on their driving licence and the NHS Organ Donor Register.

The Department remains happy to consider a similar process for stem cell and blood donation should such a request be received.
Answered 25 January 2024
By Guy Opperman (Conservative, Hexham)