01 June 2021

New UK strategy sets out ambition to be world leaders in organ donation and transplantation

Increasing consent rates for organ donation and making the most of donated organs for transplant are the two key aims set out in a new UK wide organ donation strategy.

20 May 2021

Family and public support helping save lives one year on from the introduction of Max and Keira’s Law

Thursday 20 May marks one year since Max and Keira’s Law (Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Act 2020) came into effect in England, which saw the country shift to an ‘opt out’ system for organ donation.

05 May 2021

Celebrities ‘cook up' conversations with their favourite dishes as part of new YouTube series

New series sees familiar faces discuss mental health, religion and organ donation.

23 April 2021

Statement on how gender is currently requested on the NHS Organ Donor Register

We have listened to concerns about the way that gender is currently requested on the NHS Organ Donor Register.

01 April 2021

Church leaders back NHS campaign for more Black blood and organ donors this Easter

Black Christian church leaders are joining with NHS Blood and Transplant this Easter to urge more Black people to become blood and organ donors and give hope to patients in need of an ethnically matched donor.

26 March 2021

Opt out system of organ and tissue donation begins in Scotland

Wife marks two-year anniversary of husband’s donation by encouraging others to share their decision.

23 March 2021

NHS and Tropical Sun aim to start family ‘Heart to Heart’ about blood and organ donation

People across the country are being encouraged to have a ‘heart to heart’ as part of a new campaign to get people from Black and Asian backgrounds talking about blood and organ donation.

19 March 2021

Organ Donation Week 2021 dates announced

We're excited to announce that the dates for this year's Organ Donation Week will be Monday 20 - Sunday 26 September.

11 March 2021

New body scanning technology prompts people to see their bodies - and organ donation - differently

NHS Blood and Transplant uses body scanning technology to educate younger audiences about organ donation.

11 March 2021

Funding boost to promote blood and organ donation amongst Black and Asian communities

35 community projects in England have received a share of £600,000 funding as part of the Government’s commitment to tackle health inequalities in Black and Asian communities.

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