Statement on proposed opt out organ donation legislation for England
Introduction of a new opt-out system for organ and tissue donation in England looks likely to become law in the next few days.
Organ donation on BBC ‘Hospital’ leads to huge increase in sign-ups
Three moving stories of organ donation and transplantation were told in last night’s (7 February 2019) episode of the BBC series ‘Hospital', after which we saw a huge increase in people signing up to be organ donors.
NHS Blood and Transplant appoints new Director of Organ Donation and Transplantation
Anthony Clarkson is the new Director of Organ Donation and Transplantation.
Funding boost to help promote organ donation among black and Asian communities
Twenty-five projects which aim to encourage people from black, Asian and minority ethnic organ backgrounds to become lifesaving organ donors have secured funding after bidding for a share of a £140,000 Community Investment Scheme funding pot.
Save the date! Organ Donation Week date revealed 2nd-8th September 2019
We are delighted to announce that Organ Donation Week 2019 launches on Monday 2nd September.
Delight as campaigner receives double hand transplant
It has been announced that Corinne Hutton, a quadruple amputee from Renfrewshire in Scotland, has received a double hand transplant after a five year wait.
Lung transplant recipient to star in BBC1 show ‘This is my Song’
Lung transplant recipient Charles Michael Duke tonight (Thursday, December 20th, 8pm) stars in the BBC1 show ‘This is my Song’, where music industry producers helped ordinary people create a track with a personal message.
New faith and beliefs declaration to help overcome barriers to organ donation
A new option added to the NHS Organ Donor Register has been developed to give reassurance about how organ donation can go ahead in line with a person’s faith or beliefs.
Response to Wales achieving highest organ donation consent rates across the UK
New figures released by the Welsh Government show for the first time a significant increase in the donation after brain stem death (DBD) consent rates in Wales (88.2%) when compared to England (73.3%).
Organ donation campaigner receives award from Prime Minister
An organ donation campaigner has received a Points of Light award for his work to raise awareness about organ donation in black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.