08 February 2019

Organ donation on BBC ‘Hospital’ leads to huge increase in sign-ups

Three moving stories of organ donation and transplantation were told in last night’s (7 February 2019) episode of the BBC series ‘Hospital', after which we saw a huge increase in people signing up to be organ donors.

06 February 2019

NHS Blood and Transplant appoints new Director of Organ Donation and Transplantation

Anthony Clarkson is the new Director of Organ Donation and Transplantation.

22 January 2019

Funding boost to help promote organ donation among black and Asian communities

Twenty-five projects which aim to encourage people from black, Asian and minority ethnic organ backgrounds to become lifesaving organ donors have secured funding after bidding for a share of a £140,000 Community Investment Scheme funding pot.

16 January 2019

Save the date! Organ Donation Week date revealed 2nd-8th September 2019

We are delighted to announce that Organ Donation Week 2019 launches on Monday 2nd September.

11 January 2019

Delight as campaigner receives double hand transplant

It has been announced that Corinne Hutton, a quadruple amputee from Renfrewshire in Scotland, has received a double hand transplant after a five year wait.

20 December 2018

Lung transplant recipient to star in BBC1 show ‘This is my Song’

Lung transplant recipient Charles Michael Duke tonight (Thursday, December 20th, 8pm) stars in the BBC1 show ‘This is my Song’, where music industry producers helped ordinary people create a track with a personal message.

13 December 2018

New faith and beliefs declaration to help overcome barriers to organ donation

A new option added to the NHS Organ Donor Register has been developed to give reassurance about how organ donation can go ahead in line with a person’s faith or beliefs.

22 November 2018

Response to Wales achieving highest organ donation consent rates across the UK

New figures released by the Welsh Government show for the first time a significant increase in the donation after brain stem death (DBD) consent rates in Wales (88.2%) when compared to England (73.3%).

20 November 2018

Organ donation campaigner receives award from Prime Minister

An organ donation campaigner has received a Points of Light award for his work to raise awareness about organ donation in black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.

19 November 2018

Hindu and Jain organisations come together to discuss organ donation

The Hindu and Jain communities came together with NHS Blood and Transplant to discuss access to information about organ donation.

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