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29 September 2020

Heart transplants more than double for children during COVID-19 but dozens are still waiting for the call

The number of children receiving a heart transplant more than doubled during the first six months of the global pandemic.

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23 September 2020

Reminder of ongoing need for cornea donors to mark National Eye Health Week

Justine Watson from Kent ‘forever grateful’ to the families of her cornea donors for giving her the gift of sight

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17 September 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): the latest updates

We understand that this is a very worrying time for those awaiting an organ transplant, and transplant recipients. The safety of organ donation and transplantation is our priority.

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14 September 2020

Approved heart and lung emojis to help raise awareness of organ donation

An anatomical heart and life like lung emojis have been given the green light for release in Autumn 2020.

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11 September 2020

Record number of people from BAME backgrounds receiving lifesaving organs

But waiting lists are higher than in 2015/16.

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10 September 2020

NHS issues urgent plea for more people to share their organ donation decision

New figures released to mark Organ Donation Week (7-13th September), estimate that 6,700 people are now currently in need of a transplant across the UK – up from approximately 6,138 prior to the start of the pandemic.

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14 August 2020

Jain community encourages organ donation during Paryushan Parva 2020

The Jain community is urging everyone in the UK to think about organ donation after death during Paryushan this year.

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21 July 2020

Increased public support and new law offer hope for patients, despite impact of COVID-19

Family consent rates rise at the height of the pandemic.

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16 July 2020

Specialist organ donation nurses share their experiences of caring for COVID-19 patients

Having volunteered to return to the frontline of the NHS covid-19 response, London’s organ donation nurses stepped in to offer valuable extra support to some of the sickest patients and their loved ones.

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29 June 2020

Projects across England and Wales successfully promote organ donation amongst black and Asian communities

Approximately 211 events were delivered between November 2018 and June 2019 by projects funded by NHSBT's Community Investment Scheme, reaching around 130,000 people.



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