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.
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.
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.
Max and Keira’s Law – the Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Act, has now come into effect.
Take a moment to talk about organ donation during Dying Matters Awareness Week
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.
Improvements have been made to the way kidneys are offered to patients.
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.