More donors of Black and Asian heritage needed to help patients waiting for an organ transplant
A new report published today by NHS Blood and Transplant shows that there is a significant need for more organ donors of Black and Asian heritage, in order to help the growing number of patients waiting for life-saving transplants.
New funding for local charities and community groups announced
£700,000 to address the shortage of organ, blood and stem cell donors from Black, Asian and mixed ethnic backgrounds has been announced.
Latest NHS advice on COVID-19 vaccine for patients and recipients
Transplant recipients and patients on the transplant waiting list should accept the offer of two doses of the vaccine for maximum protection against contracting or dying from COVID-19.
Terminally ill Rosie vows to donate her corneas to give the gift of sight
72-year-old Rosie Harris, a long time hospice volunteer, decided to donate after learning she had terminal cancer 18 months ago.
Thank you for a fantastic Organ Donation Week
This year's campaign took place 26th September - 2nd October.
It's Black History Month
This Black History Month we’re celebrating the contribution people with Black heritage make to saving and improving lives in the organ donation and transplantation community.
This Organ Donation Week, talk about organ donation and register your decision
Almost 10,000 people in the UK are in need of a lifesaving transplant.
Statement on HM Queen Elizabeth II
Statement from Peter Wyman, Chair, for and on behalf of NHS Blood and Transplant
Longest surviving heart transplant patient in UK dies 38 years after receiving new heart
Steve Syer, the longest surviving single heart transplant patient in the UK, and a huge ambassador for organ donation in Gloucestershire, has died.
Commonwealth countries unite to increase organ donation and tackle health inequalities
43 Commonwealth countries and 19 national and international organisations have come together to share expertise in organ donation and transplantation and ultimately save more lives.