NHS Blood and Transplant warns of a shortage of heart valve donors
NHS Blood and Transplant needs around 60 heart valve donations a month to meet clinical demand, but is currently only getting around 40 donations, according to latest figures.
New clinical head of organ donation for NHSBT
NHS Blood and Transplant has appointed Dale Gardiner as the UK’s new national Clinical Lead for Organ Donation.
Record number of organ donors and highest increase in 28 years
For the first year ever, more than 1,500 people in the UK have donated their organs after they died and this means that more people than ever have had a transplant to transform their life.
Warning as living kidney donations hit near decade low
NHS Blood and Transplant has warned of a worrying decline in living kidney donation as new figures hit an eight year low.
Teachers can give pupils a voice on the organ donation ‘opt out’ consultation after surge in interest
Teachers are being urged to use organ donation teaching resources to help pupils contribute to the Government’s consultation into an ‘opt out’ organ donation system
NHSBT assistant director guest curating @NHS Twitter account
From Monday morning (19th) until Friday evening (23rd), Anthony Clarkson - the Assistant Director of Organ Donation and Nursing - will be guest editing the account
Please give your loved one an organ donor card this Valentine’s Day
Moonpig, the leading online card and gift retailer, has partnered with NHS Blood and Transplant for the first time to launch a limited-edition range of cards with the potential to save lives.
Essex woman appears on The One Show to explain how it inspired her husband to save five lives
Nicola Newnes, a mum of two from Basildon in Essex, appeared on The One Show tonight to reveal how the show inspired her husband to save lives.
One in five people on the national transplant waiting list live in London
That's why we want to let Londoners know that ‘Words Save Lives’ – with an appeal for people in London and surrounding areas to talk openly about organ donation.
Heart transplant waiting list up by 24% this Christmas
There are currently 298 people on the waiting list for a heart transplant compared to 240 people at the same time last year.