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.
‘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
Transplant children’s choir sing out for more people to talk about organ donation
Families urged to talk about organ donation as more than 7000 wait for transplants.
It's Organ Donation Week!
This Organ Donation Week we’re encouraging families to get together and talk about organ donation.
Northern Ireland pass milestone vote on proposed new organ donation law
The proposed new law seeks to move Northern Ireland to an “Opt Out” system.
Schools are now teaching young people how to donate and save lives
All secondary school children in England are now being taught how to save lives through donation.
New web pages launched to support communication between donors, recipients and donor families
To mark World Letter Writing Day on September 1st, two new web pages have launched to help anyone considering communicating with their living organ donor, their donor family or a recipient of their loved one’s donation.
Increased support for living donation vital to overcome impact of the pandemic for those waiting for transplant
More funding to help raise awareness especially amongst Black, Asian and Mixed Race and minority ethnic communities
Coronavirus (COVID-19): the latest updates
We understand that this is a very worrying time for those awaiting an organ transplant, and transplant recipients. The safety of organ donation and transplantation is our priority.
Organ donation achieved three quarters of its normal activity last year despite global pandemic
Despite the strains that Covid-19 put on the NHS over the last year, 3,391 people in the UK had their lives saved thanks to the generosity of 1,180 people donating their organs after death.