This weekend (17 August 2019) sees the start of this year’s World Transplant Games which takes place over the next seven days in the North East of England.
Legislation to introduce an opt-out system of organ and tissue donation for deceased donors in Scotland will come into force in autumn 2020.
New figures published today by NHS Blood and Transplant in the annual Organ Donation and Transplantation Activity Report show that last year, 1,600 people in the UK donated their organs after they died; saving or improving the lives of 3,941 transplant recipients and giving hope to those still waiting.
New funding available for projects to break down barriers to donation in black, Asian, mixed race and minority ethnic communities.
A campaign which sets out to raise awareness of the upcoming change in law around organ donation in England was launched at a packed meeting of Hindus and Jains in Parliament on 10 July 2019.
A consultation on proposed changes to the Code of Practice for organ donation and transplant professionals in England has been launched today by the Human Tissue Authority.
From 1st July, all adults in Jersey will be considered to have agreed to be an organ donor when they die unless they have opted out, making the decision not to donate.
The new fatwa states that deceased organ donation is permissible in principle, providing all requirements have been met to indicate that the soul has left the body.
Jain leaders gathered to support the upcoming change in law on organ donation in England and to explain the change to members of the community.
Once Royal Assent is granted, Scotland will join Wales, England and Jersey in moving to an opt out system.