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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
No awkward silences please
Take a moment to talk about organ donation during Dying Matters Awareness Week
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.
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.