Chloe Smith can’t wait for Christmas after receiving a kidney this year, but thousands are still waiting this festive season
More than 6,000 people are facing Christmas on the waiting list for an organ transplant, with over 180 children awaiting a life-saving gift.
NHS Blood and Transplant is making it easier for people to share their organ donation decision with friends and family when they record a decision on the NHS Organ Donor Register.
Mum and daughters, all affected by Type 1 diabetes, call on more people to join the NHS Organ Donor Register and share decision with friends and family.
This Inter Faith Week (10 - 17 November), NHS Blood and Transplant is encouraging people to think about organ donation within the context of their faith or belief.
It is vital that anybody living in England who is eligible to become an organ donor is made aware of the change in law, and is able to make a fully informed decision about their choices.
Fittingly, there are now nearly 25 million people on the NHS Organ Donor Register and more than 20,000 lives have potentially been saved or transformed thanks to its introduction.
More than 3,000 people registered their organ donation decision after a BBC news report.
For every black deceased donor last year, there were 31 black patients in need of an organ.
A special message on organ donation is being sent by Hindu and Jain community leaders and patients during this year’s Diwali festival (Sun 27 October).