Honoured for raising awareness of blood and organ donation
Dapo Odumeru, who has been with NHS Blood and Transplant since 2005 made it his personal mission to raise awareness of blood and organ donation with the Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. His hard work has been recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
People with HIV have donated organs to others with the condition
NHS Blood and Transplant has recently released figures that show that a small number of people with HIV in the UK have helped benefit patients living with HIV after their deaths by donating their organs.
TV stars ask people to say 'I'm on it'
NHS Blood and Transplant and Blood cancer charity ACLT (AfricanCaribbean Leukaemia Trust) have teamed up to launch a new campaign film.
National memorial recognises thousands of lifesaving donors
A national memorial paying tribute to the tens of thousands of organ and tissue donors across the UK who have saved and transformed lives is being unveiled at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.
Statement on media coverage of recent Lancet paper on stem cell treatment
Following the recent publication of a paper in the Lancet about stem cell treatment for patients with heart failure, it was reported in the press that this treatment had potential be an alternative to transplant.
Response to media coverage about ethical arguments around euthanasia and organ donation
A journal article published in the Journal of Medical Ethics written by researchers in Belgium and the Netherlands discusses the ethical arguments around organ donation following euthanasia.
Save the date: Organ Donation Week 2016
We are pleased to announce that following discussions and feedback from stakeholders and the public National Transplant Week will now be known as Organ Donation Week.
Statement on media coverage about organ donation and women carrying babies diagnosed with non-survivable conditions
There have been articles in the national media this week implying that the NHS will pressure women carrying babies diagnosed with non-survivable conditions to proceed with the pregnancy to donate the baby's organs. That is not the case.
More than 900 children have had to wait for a kidney transplant in the last decade
Sadly 16 patients under 18 have died in the last 10 years before receiving the kidney they desperately needed
‘Operation Donation’ hits shopping centres to create a ‘buzz’ in support of organ donation
Do you know how many people die waiting for an organ transplant every day in the UK? Or how many people on the NHS Organ Donor Register have also told their family they want to be a donor?