Schools are now teaching young people how to donate and save lives
All secondary school children in England are now being taught how to save lives through donation.
New web pages launched to support communication between donors, recipients and donor families
To mark World Letter Writing Day on September 1st, two new web pages have launched to help anyone considering communicating with their living organ donor, their donor family or a recipient of their loved one’s donation.
Increased support for living donation vital to overcome impact of the pandemic for those waiting for transplant
More funding to help raise awareness especially amongst Black, Asian and Mixed Race and minority ethnic communities
Latest NHS advice on COVID-19 vaccine for patients and recipients
Transplant recipients and patients on the transplant waiting list should accept the offer of two doses of the vaccine for maximum protection against contracting or dying from COVID-19.
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.
Organ donation achieved three quarters of its normal activity last year despite global pandemic
Despite the strains that Covid-19 put on the NHS over the last year, 3,391 people in the UK had their lives saved thanks to the generosity of 1,180 people donating their organs after death.
British Asian Artists sing out for more people to be a ‘Hero’ in new organ donation appeal
British Asian music artists have recorded a new version of the song ‘Hero’ as part of an urgent call for members of the British South Asian community to pledge their support for organ donation and potentially save lives.
Queen’s Birthday Honours recognise Donation Champions
Three tireless campaigners have been awarded Honours in the Queen’s 2021 Birthday Honours List.
New UK strategy sets out ambition to be world leaders in organ donation and transplantation
Increasing consent rates for organ donation and making the most of donated organs for transplant are the two key aims set out in a new UK wide organ donation strategy.
Family and public support helping save lives one year on from the introduction of Max and Keira’s Law
Thursday 20 May marks one year since Max and Keira’s Law (Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Act 2020) came into effect in England, which saw the country shift to an ‘opt out’ system for organ donation.