500 people have now donated a kidney to a stranger
More than 500 people have helped save the life of stranger by becoming a living kidney donor, NHS Blood and Transplant announces.
Families need to talk about organ donation, to give thousands waiting the chance of a ‘new beginning’
New NHS Blood and Transplant campaign calls for people to help ‘Turn an End. Into a Beginning’ by talking about organ donation
Highest number of organ transplants ever across UK, but many families still say no to donation
NHS Blood and Transplant publishes the Organ Donation and Transplantation Activity Report 2015/16
Honoured for raising awareness of blood and organ donation
Dapo Odumeru, who has been with NHS Blood and Transplant since 2005 made it his personal mission to raise awareness of blood and organ donation with the Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. His hard work has been recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
People with HIV have donated organs to others with the condition
NHS Blood and Transplant has recently released figures that show that a small number of people with HIV in the UK have helped benefit patients living with HIV after their deaths by donating their organs.
TV stars ask people to say 'I'm on it'
NHS Blood and Transplant and Blood cancer charity ACLT (African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust) have teamed up to launch a new campaign film.
National memorial recognises thousands of lifesaving donors
A national memorial paying tribute to the tens of thousands of organ and tissue donors across the UK who have saved and transformed lives is being unveiled at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.
Statement on media coverage of recent Lancet paper on stem cell treatment
Following the recent publication of a paper in the Lancet about stem cell treatment for patients with heart failure, it was reported in the press that this treatment had potential be an alternative to transplant.
Response to media coverage about ethical arguments around euthanasia and organ donation
A journal article published in the Journal of Medical Ethics written by researchers in Belgium and the Netherlands discusses the ethical arguments around organ donation following euthanasia.
Save the date: Organ Donation Week 2016
We are pleased to announce that following discussions and feedback from stakeholders and the public National Transplant Week will now be known as Organ Donation Week.