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.
People are being reminded of the importance of having a conversation about organ and tissue donation with their family or friends during Grief Awareness Week (2-8 December).
Five years ago Wales led the way in the UK by introducing a soft opt-out system of organ donation.
Friday 20 November marks six months since Max and Keira’s Law (Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Act 2020) came into effect in England and saw the country shift to an ‘opt out’ system for organ donation.
To celebrate Diwali and raise awareness of organ donation, we have joined forces with the Jain and Hindu Organ Donation Steering Group to introduce a national arts competition promoting organ donation as part of the festivities.
New funding totalling £600,000 has been announced as part of the Government’s commitment to tackle health inequalities.
Currently half the number of corneas available than are needed for patients in the UK
Two special organ donation themed poetry videos have been shared on social media and YouTube to mark National Poetry Day.
We are organising a national visual arts competition about promoting organ donation to celebrate Diwali.
The number of children receiving a heart transplant more than doubled during the first six months of the global pandemic.