Take a moment to talk about organ donation during Dying Matters Awareness Week
Max and Keira’s Law – the Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Act, is expected to come into effect on 20 May 2020, subject to the final stage of secondary legislation passing through Parliament.
Improvements have been made to the way kidneys are offered to patients.
Today, the Government has announced that, subject to parliamentary approval, Max and Keira’s Law – the Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Act – will come into effect on the 20 May 2020.
NHS Blood and Transplant is looking to work with families who have consented to their loved ones donating their organs.
NHS Blood and Transplant is urging people to find out the facts about organ donation and the upcoming law change.
Misleading messages are circulating on social media
There was a 60% rise in people getting a kidney from an altruistic donor in 2019 compared to 2018.
NHS Blood and Transplant is urging everyone to take the time to consider and take time to talk about their organ donation decision.
Community and faith-based organisations are joining the campaign to address the urgent need for more lifesaving organ donors from black, Asian, mixed race and minority ethnic backgrounds.