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22 October 2019

Black community has highest ratio of patients waiting for a transplant to organ donors

For every black deceased donor last year, there were 31 black patients in need of an organ.

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17 October 2019

Hindu and Jain communities show support for organ donation this Diwali

A special message on organ donation is being sent by Hindu and Jain community leaders and patients during this year’s Diwali festival (Sun 27 October).

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10 October 2019

Cornea donation myths dispelled

On World Sight Day, NHS Blood and Transplant is dispelling five common myths around cornea donation and encouraging people to give the gift of sight.

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03 October 2019

European Organ Donation Day: 12th October

NHS Blood and Transplant, the UK’s national organ donation organisation, hosts the 20th European Organ Donation Day in London and is looking forward to welcoming all delegates from the 47 member countries of the Council of Europe.

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02 October 2019

Limited time left to see ex-footballer Alan Shearer’s Transplant Games documentary on BBC iPlayer

Amongst the inspirational stories told in the 30 minute programme is that of Makena, who was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a condition in which the heart is left unable to pump blood effectively.

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29 September 2019

Nearly a quarter of children waiting for an organ transplant need a heart

Young patients wait on average more than two and a half times longer than adults for an urgent heart transplant.

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25 September 2019

World Transplant Games 2019: Congratulations to Team GB and Northern Ireland

Team Great Britain and Northern Ireland came out on top of the medals table with a truly impressive count, winning 205 gold, 152 silver and 127 bronze medals.

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24 September 2019

Heart transplant waiting list grows

The waiting list for heart transplants has increased by more than 130% in the last ten years.

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05 September 2019

More black, Asian and minority ethnic people are becoming organ donors, but shortage remains critical

More black, Asian and minority ethnic people are giving the gift of life through organ donation and receiving lifesaving transplants than ever before, but too many donation opportunities are being missed because families are not discussing the subject and making their decisions clear.

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03 September 2019

Need for families to talk about organ donation as 2,500 potential transplants missed last year

Figures released during Organ Donation Week 2019 show around 2,500 potential transplants were missed in the last year because families said no to donating their relative’s organs.



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