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05 January 2022

NHSBT Medical Director and organ donation champions honoured by Queen

Professor John Forsythe, NHS Blood and Transplant’s outgoing Medical Director for Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation has been awarded an OBE.

17 December 2021

Latest NHS advice on COVID-19 vaccine for patients and recipients

Transplant recipients and patients on the transplant waiting list should accept the offer of two doses of the vaccine for maximum protection against contracting or dying from COVID-19.

15 December 2021

The greatest gift this Christmas could be saving a life

NHS Blood and Transplant calls on families to talk about organ donation over the festive season.

08 December 2021

Funding available to address shortage of donors amongst Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities

New funding has just been announced as part of the Government’s commitment to tackle health inequalities.

05 November 2021

Rosemary Cox awarded the Pride of Britain Lifetime Achievement Award

Long-time organ donation campaigner and NHS Blood and Transplant supporter, Rosemary Cox, has been honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s Pride of Britain Awards.

14 October 2021

Cornea recipient Shelley thanks her donor family for making an “incredible difference” to her life

Shortfall in cornea donors this World Sight Day means longer waits for patients like Shelley.

01 October 2021

It's Black History Month

We'd like to say a big thank you to our Black donors and supporters.

27 September 2021

Six months since Scotland moved to an opt out system

This Organ Donation Week marks six months since Scotland moved to an opt out system of organ and tissue donation.

24 September 2021

Welsh organ donor families celebrate unveiling of sculpture

A sculpture has been unveiled at the Botanical Garden of Wales as part of Organ Donation Week. The special event was held to raise awareness of organ donation, and to recognise donor families in the Hywel Dda University Health Board area and across Wales.

24 September 2021

‘Cheeky’ two year old, whose mum dreams of taking him to the park, waiting for a kidney transplant

Harvey is one of 200 children, currently predicted to be in need of a transplant across the UK this Organ Donation Week



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