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28 July 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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21 July 2020

Increased public support and new law offer hope for patients, despite impact of COVID-19

Family consent rates rise at the height of the pandemic.

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16 July 2020

Specialist organ donation nurses share their experiences of caring for COVID-19 patients

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.

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29 June 2020

Projects across England and Wales successfully promote organ donation amongst black and Asian communities

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.

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24 June 2020

Organ Donation Week 2020: planning underway

Organ Donation Week is going ahead this September and planning is now underway. The campaign will take place as planned from Monday 7th – Sunday 13th September 2020.

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20 May 2020

Max and Keira’s Law comes into effect in England

Max and Keira’s Law – the Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Act, has now come into effect.

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13 May 2020

No awkward silences please

Take a moment to talk about organ donation during Dying Matters Awareness Week

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06 May 2020

Organ donation law change due to come into effect in England on 20th May

Max and Keira’s Law – the Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Act, is expected to come into effect on 20 May 2020, subject to the final stage of secondary legislation passing through Parliament.

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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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