Justine Watson from Kent ‘forever grateful’ to the families of her cornea donors for giving her the gift of sight
An anatomical heart and life like lung emojis have been given the green light for release in Autumn 2020.
But waiting lists are higher than in 2015/16.
New figures released to mark Organ Donation Week (7-13th September), estimate that 6,700 people are now currently in need of a transplant across the UK – up from approximately 6,138 prior to the start of the pandemic.
The Jain community is urging everyone in the UK to think about organ donation after death during Paryushan this year.
Family consent rates rise at the height of the pandemic.
Having volunteered to return to the frontline of the NHS covid-19 response, London’s organ donation nurses stepped in to offer valuable extra support to some of the sickest patients and their loved ones.
Approximately 211 events were delivered between November 2018 and June 2019 by projects funded by NHSBT's Community Investment Scheme, reaching around 130,000 people.
Organ Donation Week is going ahead this September and planning is now underway. The campaign will take place as planned from Monday 7th – Sunday 13th September 2020.
Max and Keira’s Law – the Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Act, has now come into effect.