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Thursday, 10 July 2014

This year's National Transplant Week heralds another record year for organ transplantation 

2013/14 was another record year for organ donation and transplantation in the UK, with more than 4,600 transplants (4,655) carried out for the first time ever.

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Women's Institute vote in favour of organ donation campaign 

The National Federation of Women's Institutes (NFWI) have in the last week voted overwhelmingly to support a national campaign to support organ donation.

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

NHS Blood and Transplant join forces with East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service in drive for more blood and organ donors 

NHS Blood and Transplant and East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (ESFRS) have joined forces to encourage more people in the local area to become blood and organ donors.

Monday, 12 May 2014

NHS Blood and Transplant supports Dying Matters Awareness Week 

Dying Matters Awareness Week (May 12-18) launches today to encourage more people to plan for their death and make their wishes known, including their decision to be an organ donor.

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

NHS Blood and Transplant tackles consent rates in order to rival the deceased organ donation records of the best countries in the world 

NHS Blood and Transplant has seen huge increases in deceased organ donation. The numbers donating increased by 50% between 2007/8 and 2012/13 and even further last year.

Monday, 28 April 2014

Study reveals low risk to recipients of using organs from donors with a history of cancer 

A research study which assessed transplants from 17,639 deceased organ donors in England between 1990 and 2008 suggests that there is a very low risk of cancer transmission through organ transplants.

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