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25 March 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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12 March 2020

World Kidney Day celebrates shorter waiting times for hard to match patients including those from BAME communities

Improvements have been made to the way kidneys are offered to patients

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25 February 2020

Date announced for Max and Keira’s Law to come into effect

Today, the Government has announced that, subject to parliamentary approval, Max and Keira’s Law – the Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Act – will come into effect on the 20 May 2020.

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14 February 2020

Opportunity for the families of organ donors to inform future donor family care

NHS Blood and Transplant is looking to work with families who have consented to their loved ones donating their organs.

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12 February 2020

Find out the facts about the organ donation law change

NHS Blood and Transplant is urging people to find out the facts about organ donation and the upcoming law change.

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03 February 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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22 January 2020

Fake news alert! There is no deadline to opt out

Misleading messages are circulating on social media

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21 January 2020

People donating a kidney altruistically peaks at five year high

There was a 60% rise in people getting a kidney from an altruistic donor in 2019 compared to 2018.

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20 December 2019

Make your organ donation decision and tell your loved ones this Christmas

NHS Blood and Transplant is urging everyone to take the time to consider and take time to talk about their organ donation decision.

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19 December 2019

Projects in England and Wales win funding to promote organ donation among black, Asian, mixed race and minority ethnic communities

Community and faith-based organisations are joining the campaign to address the urgent need for more lifesaving organ donors from black, Asian, mixed race and minority ethnic backgrounds.



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