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10 September 2020

NHS issues urgent plea for more people to share their organ donation decision

New figures released to mark Organ Donation Week (7-13th September), estimate that 6,700 people are now currently in need of a transplant across the UK – up from approximately 6,138 prior to the start of the pandemic.

14 August 2020

Jain community encourages organ donation during Paryushan Parva 2020

The Jain community is urging everyone in the UK to think about organ donation after death during Paryushan this year.

21 July 2020

Increased public support and new law offer hope for patients, despite impact of COVID-19

Family consent rates rise at the height of the pandemic.

16 July 2020

Specialist organ donation nurses share their experiences of caring for COVID-19 patients

Having volunteered to return to the frontline of the NHS covid-19 response, London’s organ donation nurses stepped in to offer valuable extra support to some of the sickest patients and their loved ones.

29 June 2020

Projects across England and Wales successfully promote organ donation amongst black and Asian communities

Approximately 211 events were delivered between November 2018 and June 2019 by projects funded by NHSBT's Community Investment Scheme, reaching around 130,000 people.

24 June 2020

Organ Donation Week 2020: planning underway

Organ Donation Week is going ahead this September and planning is now underway. The campaign will take place as planned from Monday 7th – Sunday 13th September 2020.

20 May 2020

Max and Keira’s Law comes into effect in England

Max and Keira’s Law – the Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Act, has now come into effect.

13 May 2020

No awkward silences please

Take a moment to talk about organ donation during Dying Matters Awareness Week

06 May 2020

Organ donation law change due to come into effect in England on 20th May

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.

12 March 2020

World Kidney Day celebrates shorter waiting times for hard to match patients including those from BAME communities

Improvements have been made to the way kidneys are offered to patients.



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