Organ donation law change due to come into effect in England on 20th May
Max and Keira’s Law – the Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Act, is expected to come into effect on 20 May 2020, subject to the final stage of secondary legislation passing through Parliament.
World Kidney Day celebrates shorter waiting times for hard to match patients including those from BAME communities
Improvements have been made to the way kidneys are offered to patients.
Date announced for Max and Keira’s Law to come into effect
Today, the Government has announced that, subject to parliamentary approval, Max and Keira’s Law – the Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Act – will come into effect on the 20 May 2020.
Opportunity for the families of organ donors to inform future donor family care
NHS Blood and Transplant is looking to work with families who have consented to their loved ones donating their organs.
Find out the facts about the organ donation law change
NHS Blood and Transplant is urging people to find out the facts about organ donation and the upcoming law change.
Fake news alert! There is no deadline to opt out
Misleading messages are circulating on social media
People donating a kidney altruistically peaks at five year high
There was a 60% rise in people getting a kidney from an altruistic donor in 2019 compared to 2018.
Make your organ donation decision and tell your loved ones this Christmas
NHS Blood and Transplant is urging everyone to take the time to consider and take time to talk about their organ donation decision.
Projects in England and Wales win funding to promote organ donation among black, Asian, mixed race and minority ethnic communities
Community and faith-based organisations are joining the campaign to address the urgent need for more lifesaving organ donors from black, Asian, mixed race and minority ethnic backgrounds.
Chloe's Christmas wishes are granted
Chloe Smith can’t wait for Christmas after receiving a kidney this year, but thousands are still waiting this festive season