Consent rates strong six months on from introduction of Max and Keira’s Law
Friday 20 November marks six months since Max and Keira’s Law (Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Act 2020) came into effect in England and saw the country shift to an ‘opt out’ system for organ donation.
Hindu and Jain communities spread light through Diwali arts competition
To celebrate Diwali and raise awareness of organ donation, we have joined forces with the Jain and Hindu Organ Donation Steering Group to introduce a national arts competition promoting organ donation as part of the festivities.
Funding to promote organ donation among Black, Asian, mixed heritage and ethnic minority communities
New funding totalling £600,000 has been announced as part of the Government’s commitment to tackle health inequalities.
NHSBT launches #IDonation Twitter campaign on World Sight Day
Currently half the number of corneas available than are needed for patients in the UK
Powerful poems mark National Poetry Day
Two special organ donation themed poetry videos have been shared on social media and YouTube to mark National Poetry Day.
Diwali 2020: Organ donation art competition
We are organising a national visual arts competition about promoting organ donation to celebrate Diwali.
Heart transplants more than double for children during COVID-19 but dozens are still waiting for the call
The number of children receiving a heart transplant more than doubled during the first six months of the global pandemic.
Reminder of ongoing need for cornea donors to mark National Eye Health Week
Justine Watson from Kent ‘forever grateful’ to the families of her cornea donors for giving her the gift of sight
Approved heart and lung emojis to help raise awareness of organ donation
An anatomical heart and life like lung emojis have been given the green light for release in Autumn 2020.
Record number of people from BAME backgrounds receiving lifesaving organs
But waiting lists are higher than in 2015/16.