11 June 2019

Organ donation law change gains Scottish Parliament support

Once Royal Assent is granted, Scotland will join Wales, England and Jersey in moving to an opt out system.

13 May 2019

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

We want to raise awareness of how organ donation law is changing from spring 2020 and highlight the choices available to everyone.

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25 April 2019

Organ donation law change awareness campaign launches

NHS Blood and Transplant launches a year-long national campaign to increase awareness and understanding of the new organ donation law which comes into place next year, across England.

17 April 2019

Living kidney transplantation funding initiative announced

Funding has been announced to encourage living kidney transplantation for people who may be without means or opportunity to engage because of their ethnicity, culture or socio-economic circumstances.

15 April 2019

New partnership aims to reach potential donors as they make end of life arrangements

NHS Blood and Transplant has teamed up with Rest Assured Funeral Plans to give its customers the opportunity to join the Organ Donation Register as they plan their funerals.

12 April 2019

Royal Free Hospital holds informative event around Max and Keira's Law

An informative event on Max and Keira’s Law and what it means for faith groups and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnicities (BAME) communities was held at the Royal Free Hospital on 27 March.

11 April 2019

Hundreds of thousands of viewers watch live kidney transplant

Televised kidney transplant highlights the importance of living kidney donation

15 March 2019

Momentous day for organ donation as Max and Keira’s Law achieves Royal Assent

Max and Keira’s Law, also known as the Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Bill 2017-19, or 'opt-out’ bill, has today been granted Royal Assent, giving formal confirmation that the Bill will now become law.

11 March 2019

UK’s living kidney sharing scheme to hit 1000th transplants milestone this week

Non-directed donors are ‘game changers’ in fight to cut kidney transplant waiting list

08 March 2019

Awards honour for ‘inspirational’ parents of three-year-old organ donor

A couple committed to raising awareness of organ donation in memory of their young son have been recognised in the first UK Awards for Excellence in Organ Donation and Transplantation.

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