Organ and tissue donation – a vital lesson that can help to save lives
NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) wants to educate more young people about organ and tissue donation.
Hundreds of transplants missed each year because families don’t know what relative wanted
More than three families a week are saying no to organ donation because they didn’t know what their relative wanted.
Organ Tree Ltd, offering payment for deceased organ donation
NHS Blood and Transplant has been made aware of a web based business, Organ Tree Ltd, offering payment for deceased organ donation. We have absolutely no association with this business.
Organ Donation Week 4-10 September 2017
Organ Donation Week 2017
More than 50,000 people now alive thanks to organ donation and transplant
The number of people currently known to be alive thanks to organ transplants has broken 50,000 for the first time.
Bristol Eye Bank opens with appeal for donors to meet shortage
Bristol’s new state of the art eye bank has officially opened today (June 14) with an appeal for more people from the city to give the gift of sight.
First patient transplanted under new urgent and superurgent lung allocation scheme
These new schemes have been introduced to help make sure patients who are in most need of the donor lungs are prioritised.
Tables turned on football funnyman Jimmy Bullard …by 11-year-old kidney recipient
Former footballer, turned pundit and manager, Jimmy Bullard is used to tackling tricky questions around the game, which for some is matter of life and death. But he had the tables turned on him when a child who has had a kidney transplant grilled him not just on football, but a real matter of life and death - organ donation.
Waiting time to kidney transplant down 18% but shortage of donors still costing lives
The waiting time to a kidney transplant has dropped by 18% over the past five years, NHS Blood and Transplant has announced, to mark World Kidney Day, Thursday March 9.
NHS initiative drives blood and organ donation in Hillingdon
The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and NHS Blood and Transplant are working together to promote organ and blood donation to people throughout Hillingdon.