23 August 2019

Walk across London for organ donation awareness

Celebrate Organ Donation Week by joining us on a walk through London to mark the importance of organ donation and honour donors and their families.

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23 August 2019

Organ Donation Week is nearly here!

This year’s Organ Donation Week, a week-long celebration of organ donation across the UK, is taking place from Monday 2 September to Sunday 8 September.

16 August 2019

Good luck to Team GB in this year’s World Transplant Games

This weekend (17 August 2019) sees the start of this year’s World Transplant Games which takes place over the next seven days in the North East of England.

19 July 2019

Scotland organ donation law achieves Royal Assent

Legislation to introduce an opt-out system of organ and tissue donation for deceased donors in Scotland will come into force in autumn 2020.

18 July 2019

Highest ever number of organ donors, despite drop in numbers of people eligible to donate

New figures published today by NHS Blood and Transplant in the annual Organ Donation and Transplantation Activity Report show that last year, 1,600 people in the UK donated their organs after they died; saving or improving the lives of 3,941 transplant recipients and giving hope to those still waiting.

16 July 2019

Survey reveals shift in attitudes towards organ donation among black and Asian communities

New funding available for projects to break down barriers to donation in black, Asian, mixed race and minority ethnic communities.

12 July 2019

Hindus and Jains launch campaign to explain change in law on organ donation

A campaign which sets out to raise awareness of the upcoming change in law around organ donation in England was launched at a packed meeting of Hindus and Jains in Parliament on 10 July 2019.

04 July 2019

New consultation to consider guidance for organ and tissue donation and transplant professionals in England

A consultation on proposed changes to the Code of Practice for organ donation and transplant professionals in England has been launched today by the Human Tissue Authority.

02 July 2019

Jersey organ donation law change comes into effect

From 1st July, all adults in Jersey will be considered to have agreed to be an organ donor when they die unless they have opted out, making the decision not to donate.

19 June 2019

New fatwa to clarify Islamic position on organ donation

The new fatwa states that deceased organ donation is permissible in principle, providing all requirements have been met to indicate that the soul has left the body.

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