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22 June 2018

NHS Blood and Transplant now recruiting for organ donation ambassador volunteer programme

In alignment with our 2020 strategy, NHSBT is developing a volunteer programme to empower individuals to promote education and awareness of organ donation in their communities.

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18 June 2018

Family’s campaign to create organ donor register

Having discovered there was no UK-wide central register of people who wanted to donate, the Cox family led a public campaign for an organ donor register in memory of Peter Cox who died aged 24 and became a donor.

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18 June 2018

NHS Blood and Transplant warns of a shortage of heart valve donors

NHS Blood and Transplant needs around 60 heart valve donations a month to meet clinical demand, but is currently only getting around 40 donations, according to latest figures.

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04 May 2018

New clinical head of organ donation for NHS Blood and Transplant

NHS Blood and Transplant has appointed Dale Gardiner as the UK’s new national Clinical Lead for Organ Donation.

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10 April 2018

Record number of organ donors and highest increase in 28 years

For the first year ever, more than 1,500 people in the UK have donated their organs after they died and this means that more people than ever have had a transplant to transform their life.

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08 March 2018

Warning as living kidney donations hit near decade low

NHS Blood and Transplant has warned of a worrying decline in living kidney donation as new figures hit an eight year low.

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23 February 2018

Teachers can give pupils a voice on the organ donation ‘opt out’ consultation after surge in interest

Teachers are being urged to use organ donation teaching resources to help pupils contribute to the Government’s consultation into an ‘opt out’ organ donation system

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19 February 2018

NHS Blood and Transplant assistant director guest curating @NHS Twitter account

From Monday morning (19th) until Friday evening (23rd), Anthony Clarkson - the Assistant Director of Organ Donation and Nursing - will be guest editing the account

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07 February 2018

Please give your loved one an organ donor card this Valentine’s Day

Moonpig, the leading online card and gift retailer, has partnered with NHS Blood and Transplant for the first time to launch a limited-edition range of cards with the potential to save lives.

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24 January 2018

Essex woman appears on The One Show to explain how it inspired her husband to save five lives

Nicola Newnes, a mum of two from Basildon in Essex, appeared on The One Show tonight to reveal how the show inspired her husband to save lives.



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