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26 March 2021

Opt out system of organ and tissue donation begins in Scotland

Wife marks two-year anniversary of husband’s donation by encouraging others to share their decision.

23 March 2021

NHS and Tropical Sun aim to start family ‘Heart to Heart’ about blood and organ donation

People across the country are being encouraged to have a ‘heart to heart’ as part of a new campaign to get people from Black and Asian backgrounds talking about blood and organ donation.

19 March 2021

Organ Donation Week 2021 dates announced

We're excited to announce that the dates for this year's Organ Donation Week will be Monday 20 - Sunday 26 September.

11 March 2021

New body scanning technology prompts people to see their bodies - and organ donation - differently

NHS Blood and Transplant uses body scanning technology to educate younger audiences about organ donation.

11 March 2021

Funding boost to promote blood and organ donation amongst Black and Asian communities

35 community projects in England have received a share of £600,000 funding as part of the Government’s commitment to tackle health inequalities in Black and Asian communities.

21 February 2021

World-first paediatric heart transplant technique boosts number of life-saving operations for children in the UK

Using a technique that ‘reanimates’ the heart outside of the body, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Royal Papworth Hospital and NHS Blood & Transplant expand the donor pool and perform six paediatric heart transplants in 2020

19 February 2021

New organ donation process enables pioneering diabetes research

Pioneering research into the causes and treatment of diabetes will be led by Newcastle University thanks to a new national programme allowing scientists to study the pancreases of people with the condition.

10 February 2021

New NHS campaign urges people to talk to family and ‘Leave Them Certain’ about organ donation

The NHS is launching a new campaign to urge families to talk about organ donation following research that less than half of adults in England have had the conversation.

07 December 2020

Remarkable cornea donation legacy of Comfort family has given five people the gift of sight

People are being reminded of the importance of having a conversation about organ and tissue donation with their family or friends during Grief Awareness Week (2-8 December).

03 December 2020

Welsh Health Minister celebrates that ‘Opt-out organ donation scheme has transformed lives’

Five years ago Wales led the way in the UK by introducing a soft opt-out system of organ donation.



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