It has been announced that Corinne Hutton, a quadruple amputee from Renfrewshire in Scotland, has received a double hand transplant after a five year wait.
Lung transplant recipient Charles Michael Duke tonight (Thursday, December 20th, 8pm) stars in the BBC1 show ‘This is my Song’, where music industry producers helped ordinary people create a track with a personal message.
A new option added to the NHS Organ Donor Register has been developed to give reassurance about how organ donation can go ahead in line with a person’s faith or beliefs.
New figures released by the Welsh Government show for the first time a significant increase in the donation after brain stem death (DBD) consent rates in Wales (88.2%) when compared to England (73.3%).
An organ donation campaigner has received a Points of Light award for his work to raise awareness about organ donation in black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.
The Hindu and Jain communities came together with NHS Blood and Transplant to discuss access to information about organ donation.
The moving stories of child organ transplant patients Ella Chadwick and Max Johnson, who featured on the Daily Mirror Pride of Britain awards on ITV, led a surge in organ donation registrations, with more than 5000 people committing to organ donation on the day of broadcast.
NHS Blood and Transplant figures reveal a rise in the number of transplants being offered to patients with diabetes.
This Inter Faith Week (11-18 November) NHS Blood and Transplant is encouraging people across the different faiths to help dispel myths and misconceptions by talking about organ donation.
Jackie Doyle Price calls on MPs to champion organ donation in their constituencies and challenge perceived risks and myths.