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Wednesday, 9 April 2014

NHS Blood And Transplant Launches "Life Event" Video Encouraging People to Share Their Organ Donation Decision on Facebook 

Today NHS Blood and Transplant debuted a new animation video encouraging people to share with others that they have joined the Organ Donor Register via their Facebook profiles.

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Transplant and donor disparity for BAME communities 

More than 30% of people listed* for a kidney transplant are from a Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic (BAME) background compared to just 5.6% of deceased kidney donors in 2013.

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

2013 sees highest number of people in the UK donating their organs after death 

Nearly 3,500 patients received the organ transplant they desperately needed in 2013 thanks to more people donating their organs after their death in the UK than ever before.

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Partnership urges people to tell their loved ones about their decision to be an organ donor 

NHS Blood and Transplant has joined forces with the National Council for Palliative Care and the Dying Matters Coalition as part of a new partnership to encourage more people to tell their loved ones whether they want to be an organ donor.

Monday, 13 January 2014

Organ Donation and Transplantation in the UK - The Last Decade 

There have been major advances in solid organ donation and transplantation over the last decade including better outcomes for patients, according to a new report from the UK National Transplant Registry.

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