This Black History Month NHS Blood and Transplant is urging black people to join the rising numbers saving lives in their community by registering as blood and organ donors.
People with Group O blood wait longer for a heart transplant than those with other blood groups, according to data from NHS Blood and Transplant.
The number of people waiting for a lung transplant has risen by 46% over the past five years, NHS Blood and Transplant has warned.
New figures show parents are significantly less likely to donate their child’s organs for lifesaving transplants, which limits the number of organs available for children on the transplant waiting list.
Almost a third of black and Asian people in England are unsure about donating their organs for lifesaving transplants after their death according to new research by NHS Blood and Transplant.
New map shows the proportion of people who have registered as organ donors and the number of people waiting for a transplant across different areas across the UK.
NHS Blood and Transplant is urging people to talk during Organ Donation Week (September 3 to 9) and not show a ‘fatal complacency’ as figures show around 3,000 lifesaving transplants were missed in the last year because families said no to donating their relative’s organs.
Going pink could be easier than you think. Find all the details you need here to get behind this campaign and help us light up the skyline during Organ Donation Week.
The Government has announced a new system of consent for organ and tissue donation.
Organ Donation Week runs between September 3rd and 9th, and this year we’re encouraging people to share their organ donation decision with their families.