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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.

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

NHSBT welcomes report into Gov.uk sign-ups to the Organ Donor Register 

The results of a study examining how best to boost registration to the NHS Organ Donor Register via the DVLA website has been published.

Monday, 23 December 2013

Contributions invited to help develop the strategy to change public behaviour to increase organ donation 

Do you have additional evidence that could inform the development of the strategy to change public behaviour to increase organ donation?

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

NHS Blood and Transplant urges the public to tell their family their organ donation decision this Christmas 

NHS Blood and Transplant has today released the results of a survey showing that only one in twenty people in England and Wales spending time with family at Christmas will be discussing organ donation. 83% of people in England and Wales said they would be spending Christmas with family this year[i] but family chats about holidays and the weather are much more likely to take place than about organ donation.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Research reveals regional variation in rates of people donating kidneys after death 

A research study surveying critical care units across the UK has found regional variation in the rates of people donating their kidneys after death.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

All major UK faiths come together to promote new organ donation strategy 

Leaders from all the UK's major faiths have united to launch a new action plan aimed at boosting organ donation rates among religious communities.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

NHS Blood and Transplant urges the public to tell their loved ones they want to be an organ donor 

NHS Blood and Transplant has today released new figures showing that despite the fact that 82% of people in England want to be organ donors, only 50% have told their family.

Friday, 22 November 2013

Lynda Hamlyn wins Chief Executive of the Year at the 2013 HSJ Awards 

NHS Blood and Transplant's Chief Executive, Lynda Hamlyn, was named Chief Executive of the Year at the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards on 19 November.

Monday, 21 October 2013

Members of the Sikh community urged to register as organ donors 

Sikhs from the Midlands and across the UK are being urged to join the NHS Organ Donor Register and tell their loved ones their wishes.

Friday, 18 October 2013

NHS Blood and Transplant sets out its plans to take organ transplantation to 2020 

The NHS Blood and Transplant Board approved the organisation's implementation plan to support the delivery of Taking Organ Transplantation to 2020, the UK strategy it published in July with the four UK health administrations.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Public Health Agency in Northern Ireland publishes organ donation survey findings 

The Public Health Agency in Northern Ireland revealed the findings from its public attitudes research on organ donation and transplantation in Northern Ireland on 16 October 2013. The work will inform future action to promote organ donation in Northern Ireland.

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

New Training Tools Launched by NHS Blood and Transplant To Increase Consent Rates for Organ Donation 

NHS Blood and Transplant has today launched a set of training tools designed to boost the number of deceased organ donors in the UK.

Friday, 27 September 2013

NHSBT seeks Lay Members in Organ Donation and Transplantation 

NHSBT are seeking a number of new Lay Members to be assigned to one of our five Advisory Groups focusing on Liver, Cardiothoracic, Pancreas, Bowel or Kidney transplantation.

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

NHS Blood and Transplant holds second National Organ Donation and Transplantation Congress 

International experts, UK health professionals and stakeholders came together at the second National Organ Donation and Transplantation Congress in September to discuss ways to increase donation and transplantation rates.

Monday, 2 September 2013

A new award will honour organ donors who have saved lives and given hope 

A NEW award scheme to honour organ donors will be launched this month with a distinguished ceremony at St James's Palace, London, UK

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Another record year for organ transplantation - but urgent action needed to save more lives 

2012/13 was another record year for organ donation and transplantation in the UK, with more than 4,000 transplants (4,212) carried out for the first time ever.

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Council joins drive for more blood and organ donors 

Worcestershire County Council has become the first county council in the UK to join forces with NHS Blood and Transplant in a bid to encourage more people to donate blood, sign up to the NHS Organ Donor Register and discuss their wishes with their loved ones.

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Former Archbishop of Canterbury encourages donation through poetry 

Former Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams has written an exclusive, personal poem in support of the Christian Church's fleshandblood campaign, to encourage members of churches across Britain to see donation as part of their generosity.

Friday, 12 July 2013

Support for UK donation and transplantation strategy 

All four UK Health Ministers have shown their continued support for the Taking Organ Transplantation to 2020 UK Strategy by issuing press releases, attending events and posting personal messages as part of Transplant Week 2013.

Thursday, 11 July 2013

New UK strategy to match world class performance in Organ Donation and Transplantation 

A strategy to achieve world class performance in organ donation and transplantation - Taking Organ Transplantation to 2020 - a UK Strategy - is launched today with the backing of the four UK health ministers.

Monday, 8 July 2013

Richard Branson, Homeland's David Harewood, news presenter Kay Burley and Emmerdale's Wil Johnson urge people to pass on their organ donation wishes 

To mark the start of this year's National Transplant Week (July 8-14), some of the UK's best known communicators are showing the public how important and easy it is to let those closest to them know that they want to be an organ donor.

Monday, 8 July 2013

Black, Asian and minority ethnic donors needed for National Transplant Week 

Two thirds of families from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities refuse to donate their loved one's organs.

Monday, 8 July 2013

Asda announces new partnership 

Asda has announced a major new life-saving partnership with NHS Blood and Transplant to support this year's National Transplant Week (8th - 14th July)

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Human Transplantation (Wales) Bill passed 

The Human Transplantation (Wales) Bill was passed by the National Assembly for Wales on July 2nd 2013. The Welsh Government plan to bring this new law fully into effect in 2015. Until 2015, the current opt-in system will remain in place.

Monday, 1 July 2013

Winners of nationwide NHS film competition announced 

The winners of this year's Organ Donation Through A Lens competition were announced today ahead of National Transplant Week (8-14 July), with the overall winners being awarded a prize of camera equipment.

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Shortlist announced in national organ donation film competition 

Nine films have been shortlisted in the annual 'Organ Donation Through A Lens' short film competition run by NHS Blood and Transplant.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Faith leaders come together to discuss new ways of promoting organ donation within their communities 

The first ever Faith and Organ Donation Summit has brought together high profile faith leaders, community representatives and health professionals from six of the major religions in the UK.

Friday, 10 May 2013

East Anglian Donor Families to be Honoured at Ely Cathedral Thanksgiving Ceremony 

More than 800 people are expected to attend a special thanksgiving ceremony at Ely Cathedral, Ely on Sunday 12 May. The service, which is held once every two years, will honour the memories of organ donors and celebrate the lives of transplant recipients.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Organ Donation Concert Supported by Aled Jones 

Transplant Sport UK is delighted to announce details of 'Donate Life' - an amazing evening of music and song at a concert to be held at City Hall, Sheffield on Saturday 13 July.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

NHS Blood and Transplant thanks NHS for its work in increasing deceased organ donation 

Lynda Hamlyn, the Chief Executive of NHS Blood and Transplant has written a letter to all NHS Chief Executives and Medical Directors thanking their staff for helping to achieve a 50% increase in organ donation by 2013.

Thursday, 11 April 2013

NHS achieves ground breaking 50% increase in deceased organ donors 

More than 3,100 lives were transformed by deceased donors in the last 12 months as the NHS hit the 50% increase in deceased organ donation, the challenge set by the Organ Donation Taskforce in 2008.

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Faith groups positive about discussing organ donation 

Black and South Asian people are three times more likely to need an organ transplant than the rest of the population. But with a shortage of donors from these communities they often have to wait longer for a transplant.

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Organ donation awareness for BME Groups 

As part of Barts Health's vision to Change Lives, steps are being taken to raise awareness amongst the Black Minority Ethnic (BME) community about signing up with the National Organ Donor register. A live television talk show is planned to take place on 9 March at the NTV station (Bengali Sky channel on 852) from 8.00pm to 9.30pm.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

From The Heart: Record numbers join the NHS Organ Donation Register 

ITV's awareness raising campaign for organ donation, From The Heart, drove a record number of responses to the NHS Organ Donor Register online on February 13th, with 48,000 people applying to join the register in one day.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

ITV's Tonight highlights the need for more people to say yes to organ donation 

Ten thousand people in the UK need an organ transplant, yet three people die every day before getting the organ they need. ITV's current affairs programme, Tonight, has taken an in-depth look at the issues and interviewed families who understand just how important organ donation is.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

ITV's From The Heart entertainment show encourages people to join the Organ Donor Register 

The ITV From The Heart campaign culminated in an amazing entertainment programme broadcast to the nation on Wednesday 13 February at 9:00pm on ITV1.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Urgent Action Needed As Reports Highlight Black And Minority Ethnic Donation 'Gap' 

Two reports published today by the National Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Transplant Alliance (NBTA) show that donors from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds (BAME) must urgently come forward if the prospects for those requiring transplants are to improve.

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

ITV announces Valentines week From The Heart campaign 

During Valentine's week, ITV will launch a new campaign, From The Heart, which aims to raise awareness of organ donation and the NHS Organ Donor Register.

Monday, 28 January 2013

NHS Blood and Transplant partners with Christian churches for fleshandblood campaign 

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) and creative agency KORE, have joined forces to promote fleshandblood, a campaign to mobilise the Christian Church to increase the number of blood and organ donors in the UK. This partnership marks the first time that NHSBT has worked with the Christian Church on a national initiative to promote blood and organ donation.

Friday, 23 November 2012

Media statement in response to 'Waiting for a Heart', ITV1 

NHS Blood and Transplant welcomes the attention brought to organ donation by ITV Tonight's 'Waiting for a Heart' documentary (ITV1, Thursday 22 November 2012).

Monday, 19 November 2012

Patients and donors benefit from new Organ Donation and Transplantation (ODT) reporting system 

A new system has been launched today to help improve services for organ transplant patients and donors.

Friday, 26 October 2012

NHSBT supports NBTA's drive for more Asian organ donors at Diwali On The Square 

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) is a member of the National BAME Transplant Alliance (NBTA). The NBTA is promoting awareness of donation in black, Asian and minority ethnic groups.

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Record number of organ transplants continues 

In a record-breaking year, 3,960 transplants were carried out in the UK in 2011/12, NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) announced today. The Organ Donation and Transplantation Activity Report 2012 shows the seventh year of growth in the number of transplants.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Council joins drive for more blood and organ donors 

NHSBT and Dudley Council have signed up to a potentially life saving partnership aimed at encouraging more people to sign up to the Organ Donor Register and give blood.

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Music charity partnership launched to reach new audiences during National Transplant Week 

Music is the key to a new partnership being launched this week between NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) and the Love Hope Strength Foundation (LHSF), aimed at increasing numbers on the NHS Organ Donor Register (ODR).

Monday, 9 July 2012

Family Support For Organ Donation Doubles When Wishes Are Known – Pass It On 

New figures released today to mark National Transplant Week show family support for organ donation more than doubles when people know about their loved one’s wishes.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Winners of National Transplant Week film competition 2012 announced 

The winners of a film competition to mark National Transplant Week (9-15 July) and raise awareness of the importance of organ donation were announced today.

Monday, 28 May 2012

Lung transplant trial could save lives 

A pioneering technique which breathes new life into previously unusable donor lungs could save the lives of many patients on the lung transplant waiting list.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

NHSBT and Facebook use the power of sharing to boost organ donation 

A new collaboration to help boost the number of people on the Organ Donor Register was announced today by NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) and Facebook.

Monday, 23 April 2012

Budding filmmakers sought for launch of National Transplant Week 2012 

Film competition to encourage public to pass on the message about organ donation

Friday, 30 March 2012

Viaspan product recall 

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) have been informed by the manufacturer that Viacom, a perfusion fluid used during abdominal organ donation, has been recalled.

Friday, 9 March 2012

Experts meet to discuss ways to release more donated organs for life-saving transplants 

The first NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) National Organ Donation Congress will bring together world experts to discuss advances in the field of organ donation, share experience and practice and identify how best to deliver a 50% increase in organ donation in the UK by 2013.

Friday, 9 March 2012

Faith Leaders In Unity To Launch Organ Donation And Religion Resources 

Faith leaders from all the major UK religions came together today (8 March 2012) for the first time to promote organ donation.

Monday, 13 February 2012

NHSBT response to BMA report - "What next for organ donation policy in the UK?" - Feb 2012 

Dr Paul Murphy, a consultant in intensive care and Clinical Lead for Organ Donation at NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT), said: "We welcome this report which acknowledges the excellent progress made by NHSBT and our partners in increasing the numbers of deceased donor organs available for life-saving transplant.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Plans unveiled for increasing living kidney transplantation 

Plans aimed at transforming more lives through living kidney donation and transplantation are to be revealed.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

A Resolution For Life 

Make it your New Year's resolution to join the NHS Organ Donor Register (ODR) and talk to your family and friends about donation. This is the plea from NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) to the 60% of us who say we support organ donation but still have not signed up.

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Newham Council to lead new initiative to promote blood and organ donation amongst residents 

On Wednesday 14 December, the London Borough of Newham will become the first council to sign a formal partnership agreement with NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) aimed at increasing organ and blood donation rates among residents. Building on the support already provided by other councils, the two year agreement will allow efforts to be sustained and momentum to be maintained in awareness-raising efforts.

Monday, 12 December 2011

NHSBT welcomes NICE guideline on improving organ donor identification and consent rates 

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) welcomes the NICE guideline on improving donor identification and consent for deceased organ donation, announced today.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Campaign tackling shortage of organ donors from BME groups on target 

NHS Blood and Transplant's (NHSBT) current campaign to tackle the critical shortage of organ donors from black and minority ethnic (BME) communities has already achieved more than half its target to increase numbers signing up to the NHS Organ Donor Register (ODR).

Monday, 14 November 2011

Sign up to the Organ Donor Register for World Diabetes Day 

An appeal has been launched by NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) to urge people to sign the NHS Organ Donor Register (ODR) for World Diabetes Day on 14 November 2011.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Wales Organ Donation Bill White Paper - November 2011 

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) welcomes any change that encourages people to discuss and support organ donation and we will work within whatever legislative framework is introduced in any of the four health administrations in the United Kingdom. As the UK Organ Donor Organisation, NHSBT will be involved in implementation of the new policy.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Workshop Report on The Role of Emergency Medicine in Organ Donation 

This document reports on a Workshop held on October 4th 2010 between representatives of Emergency Medicine (EM), critical care, Specialist Nurses in Organ Donation and transplantation surgery.

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Celebrities back new campaign to urge black communities to join the NHS Organ Donor Register 

Celebrities Alison Hammond, Ainsley Harriott, Tim Campbell, Ricky Whittle and Gina Yashere are backing NHS Blood and Transplant's (NHSBT) new campaign to urge more black people to join the NHS Organ Donor Register (ODR), so that more lives can be saved through organ donation.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Celebrities back new campaign to urge asian communites to join the NHS Organ Donor Register 

Celebrities, Nina Wadia, Pooja Shah, Riz Ahmed and Salima Saxton are backing NHS Blood and Transplant's (NHSBT) new campaign to urge more Asian people to join the NHS Organ Donor Register (ODR), so that more lives can be saved through organ donation.

Monday, 17 October 2011

Transplant documentary helps generate thousands of new organ donors 

The number of people signing up to the NHS Organ Donor Register (ODR) enjoyed a huge boost following the broadcast of the acclaimed documentary Transplant on BBC1 on Tuesday 4 October.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

NHSBT statement on the Nuffield Council on Bioethics report, Human bodies:donation for medicine and research 

The Nuffield Council's Bioethics committee report endorses the systems in practice in relation to blood donation, living organ donation, altruistic cord blood donation and tissue donation for therapeutic use.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Transplant, on BBC1 tonight, tells the story of four individuals and shows the complete donor to transplant journey for the first time ever on UK TV. 

Unique Transplant documentary shows donor to transplant story in one programme

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Increase in organ transplants in 2010/11 but urgent need for more donors continues 

NHS Blood and Transplant’s Annual Review 2010-11, published today, shows another record year for numbers of organ transplants. It also saw the first UK-wide 10-year stem cell transplant strategy, creating more life-saving potential.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Education scheme Give and Let Live reaches more young people 

Nearly three-quarters of schools are using an award-winning initiative to help young people learn about the importance of donating blood and organs, new research published today (1 Sep 2011) shows.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

NHSBT Annual Review 2010-11 sees more lives saved and improved 

Five pounds off the price of each bag of blood, the highest number of organs donated and a major 10-year strategy for stem cells were just three of the achievements delivered by NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) last year.

Monday, 8 August 2011

Record-breaking year for organ transplants 

A record high of 3,740 transplants were carried out in the UK last year NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) announced today in its Annual Activity Report 2010/11.

Monday, 18 July 2011

New national pancreas allocation scheme gives hope to patients 

A new scheme, designed to give patients better access to pancreas transplantation across the UK.

Monday, 11 July 2011

More organ donors needed to reduce transplant waiting times in Wales 

The average person in the UK spends an hour waiting every day whether it's in traffic, on public transport or in a queue.

Monday, 4 July 2011

More organ donors needed to reduce transplant waiting times 

The average person in the UK spends an hour waiting every day whether it's in traffic, on public transport or in a queue.

Monday, 4 July 2011

Transplant Week supporters form Flashmob 

Transplant charity, Live Life Then Give Life, and NHS Blood and Transplant led a group of amateur singers in a flashmob.

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

BMA UK Renews Support for Presumed Consent for Organ Donation 

Doctors today renewed their support for changing the UK's organ donation system from informed to presumed consent.

Thursday, 23 June 2011

NHS Organ Donor Register Hits Record 18 Million 

The number of people on the NHS Organ Donor Register has reached a record 18 million, according to figures released today by NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT).

Friday, 13 May 2011

Thanksgiving service at Ely Cathedral to honour East Anglian organ donors and their families 

More than 1,000 people are expected to attend a special thanksgiving service at Ely Cathedral.

Monday, 9 May 2011

Ambitious Plans to Save More Lives Through Blood and Organ Donation 

Plans to save and improve more lives through blood, organ, stem cell and tissue donation were unveiled today.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

1000th pin badge awarded to celebrate living organ donation. 

Victoria Teece, from Nottingham, is to become the 1000th recipient of a silver pin badge, which is awarded to living organ donors in a national scheme managed by NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT).

Monday, 14 March 2011

It's SNOW wonderful! UK Transplant Kids jet off to Switzerland for International Transplant Ski Camp 

On Saturday 19th March, 10 very lucky UK transplant children aged 12-16 years old are heading off to the mountains of Switzerland to enjoy a week of ski and snow fun at the TACKERS International Ski Camp, with other children who have received new organs from across the globe.

Thursday, 10 March 2011

One in four of those waiting for kidney transplant are Black or Asian 

Appeal for ethnic minorities to join NHS Organ Donor Register (ODR) on World Kidney Day

Friday, 4 March 2011

One in four denied dying wish 

Black and Asian families over-rule loved ones' decision to donate organs

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Have a heart - Be a lifesaver this Valentine's Day 

While many people will be hoping for a romantic message or a gift on Valentine’s Day, thousands of others will be waiting and hoping for something that could save their lives – an organ transplant or blood transfusion.

Friday, 21 January 2011

Major milestone in Organ Donation 

More than 1,000 people saved the lives of over 2,700 individuals last year, the highest ever, announced NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) today.

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Successful Year for Blood and Organ Donation 

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) is celebrating a successful 2010.

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Record Year for Organ Donation 

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) is celebrating a record 2010.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

NHS Blood and Transplant makes new appointment to promote living donation 

Lisa Burnapp has been appointed as Lead Nurse - Living Donation at NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

New national organ donation and transplantation campaigning group launched. 

Leading patient groups and clinicians say more needs to be done in the NHS.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

'Thank you for life' captures benefit of donation 

A moving new book containing the letters and photographs sent to organ donor families by patients who have received donated organs has been published for the first time.

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Record high for UK organ transplants 

A record high of 3,706 transplants were carried out in the UK last year NHSBT announced today in its Annual Activity Report 2009/10.

Friday, 29 October 2010

50 years since first successful UK kidney transplant 

A medical milestone is celebrated on 30th October 2010 - the 50th anniversary of the UK's first successful organ transplant.

Friday, 29 October 2010

Kidney Research UK enlist 500 to NHS Organ Donor Register 

A unique team of Peer Educators, trained by Kidney Research UK, Britain’s leading Charity dedicated to funding research into kidney disease, have successfully signed over 500 people to the NHS Organ Donor Register thanks to funding from the Big Lottery Fund (BIG).

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

European transplant conference comes to Cardiff 

Organ donation experts from around the world will meet in Cardiff this week to discuss ways of tackling the desperate shortage of organs for transplant that, in the UK alone, leads to around 1,000 deaths a year.

Thursday, 19 August 2010

NHSBT response to Lancet article on success of Donation after Cardiac Death kidney transplants 

NHSBT welcomes this study which highlights the success of kidney transplants made possible through donors who have died from 'cardiac death'.

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

NHSBT Annual Review 2009/2010 - Saving and Improving Lives 

A major improvement programme around the production of lifesaving blood delivered savings for the NHS of £20 million last year according to NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) whose Annual Review 2009-10 was published today.

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

'Come Sign With Me': NHSBT urges UK to have a 'Heart to Heart' over a meal 

Meal pack launched to encourage sign-ups to Organ Donor Register with celeb chef Lawrence Keogh

Friday, 11 June 2010

NHSBT offers free cab journey if you sign up to the Organ Donor Register 

When thousands of people hail down a black cab today, there will be only one to look out for, NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) is offering a free cab journey to anyone willing to sign up to the Organ Donor Register (ODR) whilst in the cab.

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Actor Wil Johnson joins forces with transplant patients in new TV Campaign to encourage more Black donors 

Established actor, Wil Johnson has joined forces with NHS Blood and Transplant to lend further support to a new campaign designed to increase the number of people from BME communities on the NHS Organ Donor Register.

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Actor Kulvinder Ghir joins forces with transplant patients in new TV Campaign to encourage more Asian donors 

Established actor, Kulvinder Ghir has joined forces with NHS Blood and Transplant to lend further support to a new campaign designed to increase the number of people from BME communities on the NHS Organ Donor Register.

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Celebrities Gather to Prove It! 

NHS Blood and Transplant launch BME Organ Donation Campaign.

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Professional Development Programme to improve organ donation 

A unique programme to support a UK-wide network of hospital organ donation 'champions' is to be launched next week.

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Call for British public to show their support for organ donation 

An NHS roadshow takes to the streets this week to call on people to prove their support for organ donation and join the NHS Organ Donor Register (ODR).

Monday, 2 November 2009

New research highlights need to bridge gap between good intentions and action 

First UK-wide multimedia organ donation campaign rolls out today

Thursday, 15 October 2009

NHS Blood and Transplant rated "excellent" 

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) has received an "excellent" rating in the annual health check results announced today by the Care Quality Commission. This is the highest standard achievable.

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Reform of organ donation and transplantation service is helping to save more lives 

Less than two years after publication of a report calling for radical changes to the UK's donation and transplant service, NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) has recruited an additional 65 specialist nurses - Donor Transplant Co-ordinators - who guide families through the process of deceased donation.

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Calling a new generation of lifesavers 

As universities across the country welcome their first-year students, the NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) team is donning its swimwear to find a new generation of lifesavers!

Thursday, 27 August 2009

An every day dilemma for UK doctors 

In the UK there is a shortage of donor livers for transplant. There are currently 380 patients waiting for a liver transplant....

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Never too late to donate 

More than half of the over 55s in the UK have written themselves off as potential organ donors, according to research commissioned by NHS Blood and Transplant, as they believe they are either too old or too ill for their organs to be of use.

Friday, 31 July 2009

Report on allocation of organs to non-UK EU residents 

In response to the publication of the report, Lynda Hamlyn, Chief Executive of NHS Blood and Transplant, said:

Monday, 6 July 2009

Organ donation map highlights UK variations 

While Lands End and John O'Groats may be poles apart geographically they're side by side when it comes to generosity.

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

'Wall of Life' aims to boost numbers on organ donor register 

Two-year old heart transplant recipient, Louisa McGregor-Smith, is the face of a new website, www.walloflife.org.uk which has been launched to boost the number of people joining the NHS Organ Donor Register (ODR).

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Faith group leaders come together to support 'Wall of Life' 

Leaders of the major faith groups have put their support behind the Wall of Life, an interactive campaign launched today by NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT). The campaign aims to promote awareness of and support for organ donation to boost the number of people joining the NHS Organ Donor Register (ODR).

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

NHSBT named a winner in IT awards for Electronic Offering System 

NHS Blood and Transplant recognised as Laureate and health category finalist by the Computerworld Honours Program

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Record Donation Levels in 2008-09 - England and NW 

Record year for organ donation and transplantation numbers, five-year decline in attracting new blood donors halted

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Record Donation Levels in 2008-09 - Scotland, Wales, NI 

Generosity of organ donors makes 2008-09 a record year in transplantation, need for more donors acute as three die every day due to shortage

Thursday, 30 April 2009

One number to give - one number to call 

It is now simpler than ever to register to give blood or donate organs thanks to the introduction of a new, life-saving hotline that connects donors to NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT).

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Review of the organ allocation system for non-UK residents 

In response to the announcement of the review, Bill Fullagar, Chairman of NHS Blood and Transplant, said: 'We very much welcome this review and the scrutiny which it will bring to bear on an issue which continues to cause public concern.'

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Will they respect my body after I am dead? 

NHSBT online survey reveals current barriers to registration on the NHS Organ Donor Register

Thursday, 12 February 2009

Send a message of hope on Valentine's Day 

While many will wait in anticipation of an anonymous message landing on their doormat this February 14th, for the thousands waiting to receive news of a possible transplant it could be a day just like any other, waiting and dealing with deteriorating health.

Monday, 2 February 2009

Exploring the donation paradox 

A groundbreaking market research project to investigate the real reasons why people in the UK do not sign up to donate their organs has been commissioned by NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT).

Thursday, 22 January 2009

Life-saving organ donor register reaches 16 million early 

A call to double the number of people on the NHS Organ Donor Register (ODR) to 16 million has been achieved - 12 months before the planned date.



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