European Organ Donation Day: 12th October
NHS Blood and Transplant, the UK’s national organ donation organisation, hosts the 20th European Organ Donation Day in London and is looking forward to welcoming all delegates from the 47 member countries of the Council of Europe.
Limited time left to see ex-footballer Alan Shearer’s Transplant Games documentary on BBC iPlayer
Amongst the inspirational stories told in the 30 minute programme is that of Makena, who was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a condition in which the heart is left unable to pump blood effectively.
Nearly a quarter of children waiting for an organ transplant need a heart
Young patients wait on average more than two and a half times longer than adults for an urgent heart transplant.
World Transplant Games 2019: Congratulations to Team GB and Northern Ireland
Team Great Britain and Northern Ireland came out on top of the medals table with a truly impressive count, winning 205 gold, 152 silver and 127 bronze medals.
Heart transplant waiting list grows
The waiting list for heart transplants has increased by more than 130% in the last ten years.
More black, Asian and minority ethnic people are becoming organ donors, but shortage remains critical
More black, Asian and minority ethnic people are giving the gift of life through organ donation and receiving lifesaving transplants than ever before, but too many donation opportunities are being missed because families are not discussing the subject and making their decisions clear.
Need for families to talk about organ donation as 2,500 potential transplants missed last year
Figures released during Organ Donation Week 2019 show around 2,500 potential transplants were missed in the last year because families said no to donating their relative’s organs.
Walk across London for organ donation awareness
Celebrate Organ Donation Week by joining us on a walk through London to mark the importance of organ donation and honour donors and their families.
Organ Donation Week is nearly here!
This year’s Organ Donation Week, a week-long celebration of organ donation across the UK, is taking place from Monday 2 September to Sunday 8 September.
Good luck to Team GB in this year’s World Transplant Games
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.