'Dáithí’s Law’ comes into effect in Northern Ireland
As of 1 June, all adults in Northern Ireland will now be considered potential organ donors unless they choose to opt out or are in an excluded group.
Grassroots groups get £685,000 in Government funding
Fifty community groups and organisations across England and Wales have received a share of £685,000 funding
#LIVEON campaign launch
A group of doctors from Muslim Doctors Cymru have come together for World Kidney Day to launch a national social media campaign on organ donation
‘Dáithí’s Law’ to come into effect from June
The Department of Health in Northern Ireland has now been able to confirm the date for the introduction of Dáithí’s Law’, 1 June 2023
Life-changing hand transplant to be shown on BBC documentary
A new eight-part medical documentary series will start with the story of a hand transplant recipient, who received the life-transforming gift of new arms thanks to the generosity of a donor and their family.
More donors of Black and Asian heritage needed to help patients waiting for an organ transplant
A new report published today by NHS Blood and Transplant shows that there is a significant need for more organ donors of Black and Asian heritage, in order to help the growing number of patients waiting for life-saving transplants.
New funding for local charities and community groups announced
£700,000 to address the shortage of organ, blood and stem cell donors from Black, Asian and mixed ethnic backgrounds has been announced.
Latest NHS advice on COVID-19 vaccine for patients and recipients
Transplant recipients and patients on the transplant waiting list should accept the offer of two doses of the vaccine for maximum protection against contracting or dying from COVID-19.
Terminally ill Rosie vows to donate her corneas to give the gift of sight
72-year-old Rosie Harris, a long time hospice volunteer, decided to donate after learning she had terminal cancer 18 months ago.
It's Black History Month
This Black History Month we’re celebrating the contribution people with Black heritage make to saving and improving lives in the organ donation and transplantation community.