The number of children receiving a heart transplant more than doubled during the first six months of the global pandemic.
Justine Watson from Kent ‘forever grateful’ to the families of her cornea donors for giving her the gift of sight
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.
An anatomical heart and life like lung emojis have been given the green light for release in Autumn 2020.
But waiting lists are higher than in 2015/16.
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.
The Jain community is urging everyone in the UK to think about organ donation after death during Paryushan this year.
Family consent rates rise at the height of the pandemic.
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.
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.