Hindu and Jain communities spread light through Diwali arts competition
To celebrate Diwali and raise awareness of organ donation, we have joined forces with the Jain and Hindu Organ Donation Steering Group to introduce a national arts competition promoting organ donation as part of the festivities.
Funding to promote organ donation among Black, Asian, mixed heritage and ethnic minority communities
New funding totalling £600,000 has been announced as part of the Government’s commitment to tackle health inequalities.
NHSBT launches #IDonation Twitter campaign on World Sight Day
Currently half the number of corneas available than are needed for patients in the UK
Powerful poems mark National Poetry Day
Two special organ donation themed poetry videos have been shared on social media and YouTube to mark National Poetry Day.
Diwali 2020: Organ donation art competition
We are organising a national visual arts competition about promoting organ donation to celebrate Diwali.
Heart transplants more than double for children during COVID-19 but dozens are still waiting for the call
The number of children receiving a heart transplant more than doubled during the first six months of the global pandemic.
Reminder of ongoing need for cornea donors to mark National Eye Health Week
Justine Watson from Kent ‘forever grateful’ to the families of her cornea donors for giving her the gift of sight
Approved heart and lung emojis to help raise awareness of organ donation
An anatomical heart and life like lung emojis have been given the green light for release in Autumn 2020.
Record number of people from BAME backgrounds receiving lifesaving organs
But waiting lists are higher than in 2015/16.
NHS issues urgent plea for more people to share their organ donation decision
New figures released to mark Organ Donation Week (7-13th September), estimate that 6,700 people are now currently in need of a transplant across the UK – up from approximately 6,138 prior to the start of the pandemic.