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.

08 March 2019

Professionals and volunteers recognised in organ donation and transplantation awards

Outstanding professionals and volunteers in the field of organ donation and transplantation from across the UK have been honoured in the first awards of their kind.

04 March 2019

More young organ donors needed to save lives of children waiting

New NHS strategy aims to tackle key barriers and enable more donations to take place

26 February 2019

Statement on proposed opt out organ donation legislation for England

Introduction of a new opt-out system for organ and tissue donation in England looks likely to become law in the next few days.

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.

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