Scotland organ donation law achieves Royal Assent
Legislation to introduce an opt-out system of organ and tissue donation for deceased donors in Scotland will come into force in autumn 2020.
Highest ever number of organ donors, despite drop in numbers of people eligible to donate
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.
Survey reveals shift in attitudes towards organ donation among black and Asian communities
New funding available for projects to break down barriers to donation in black, Asian, mixed race and minority ethnic communities.
Hindus and Jains launch campaign to explain change in law on organ donation
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.
New consultation to consider guidance for organ and tissue donation and transplant professionals in England
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.
Jersey organ donation law change comes into effect
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.
New fatwa to clarify Islamic position on organ donation
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.
Jains support change in law on organ donation
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.
Organ donation law change gains Scottish Parliament support
Once Royal Assent is granted, Scotland will join Wales, England and Jersey in moving to an opt out system.
Take a moment to think about organ donation during Dying Matters Awareness Week
We want to raise awareness of how organ donation law is changing from spring 2020 and highlight the choices available to everyone.