New NHS strategy aims to tackle key barriers and enable more donations to take place
Introduction of a new opt-out system for organ and tissue donation in England looks likely to become law in the next few days.
Three moving stories of organ donation and transplantation were told in last night’s (7 February 2019) episode of the BBC series ‘Hospital', after which we saw a huge increase in people signing up to be organ donors.
Anthony Clarkson is the new Director of Organ Donation and Transplantation.
Twenty-five projects which aim to encourage people from black, Asian and minority ethnic organ backgrounds to become lifesaving organ donors have secured funding after bidding for a share of a £140,000 Community Investment Scheme funding pot.
We are delighted to announce that Organ Donation Week 2019 launches on Monday 2nd September.
It has been announced that Corinne Hutton, a quadruple amputee from Renfrewshire in Scotland, has received a double hand transplant after a five year wait.
Lung transplant recipient Charles Michael Duke tonight (Thursday, December 20th, 8pm) stars in the BBC1 show ‘This is my Song’, where music industry producers helped ordinary people create a track with a personal message.
A new option added to the NHS Organ Donor Register has been developed to give reassurance about how organ donation can go ahead in line with a person’s faith or beliefs.
New figures released by the Welsh Government show for the first time a significant increase in the donation after brain stem death (DBD) consent rates in Wales (88.2%) when compared to England (73.3%).