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09 February 2024

Milestone: 1,000 people in UK have donated a kidney to a stranger

NHS Blood and Transplant has announced that more than 1,000 people in the UK have now donated a kidney anonymously to a stranger on the transplant waiting list as a living donor since the law was changed to allow this in 2006.

15 December 2023

Charlie receives the Points of Light award for raising over £17,000 for kidney charities

Charlie , a young boy from Rutland who was diagnosed with a life-threatening chronic kidney disease five years ago, has today, 15 December, received the Points of Light award.

21 November 2023

Hundreds of dolls made to represent children waiting for transplant as part of a new campaign

Like most children, Ralph, Amelia, Dáithí, Uqbah and Sienna cannot wait for Christmas. But there is something they want even more than a visit from Santa: a life-saving organ transplant. They and more than 230 other children in the UK urgently need this precious and ultimate gift of life.

25 October 2023

Increased proportion of people from ethnic minority backgrounds show their support for organ donation

A new report published today by NHS Blood and Transplant shows that an increased proportion of potential organ donors of Black and Asian heritage are showing their support by registering their decision to be a donor on the NHS Organ Donor Register.

04 October 2023

The brightest Organ Donation Week yet

As we reflect back on this year's Organ Donation Week, we want to say a huge thank you to everyone who took part.

01 October 2023

Black History Month 2023

This October, we're celebrating Black History Month and recognising the contributions people of Black heritage make to saving and improving lives within the living donation and transplantation community.

22 September 2023

NHS and Government take steps to boost Organ donation registrations

Plans announced to introduce organ donation registration option to passport applications.

15 September 2023

Ten thousand organ donors recognised over a decade for saving more than 25,000 lives

New memorial unveiled for all donors

06 September 2023

New campaign for child organ donation

Wunderman Thompson UK and NHS Blood and Transplant have launched a new campaign to increase awareness of child organ donation and help those in need of life-saving transplants.

12 July 2023

Organ donation and transplant rates continue to recover, but opportunities for transplant still being missed

Latest annual figures published today (12 July) by NHS Blood and Transplant show that last year (2022/23), there was a 5% increase in the number of patients whose lives were saved or improved through an organ transplant



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