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First NHS hand transplants to be performed this year

Friday, 29 Jan 2016

NHS patients in England are to become some of the first in the world to benefit from publicly-funded pioneering hand and upper arm transplants.

Families saying no to donation results in missed transplant opportunities for UK patients

Friday, 15 Jan 2016

More than 500 families in the UK have said no to organ donation taking place since 1 April 2010 despite knowing or being informed their relative was on the NHS Organ Donor Register and wanted to donate.

Russell Howard donates his voice for "The Wait"

Thursday, 17 Dec 2015

Comedian Russell Howard lends his support to NHS Blood and Transplant’s Organ Donation Campaign, "The Wait"

Tinder joins forces with the NHS to raise awareness among young people of the importance of organ donation

Monday, 14 Dec 2015

Over the next two weeks, Tinder, the world’s most popular app for meeting new people, is partnering with NHS Blood and Transplant to draw attention to a different kind of search for a match – the challenging wait for a donor match.

Landmark day for organ donation law in Wales

Tuesday, 01 Dec 2015

Landmark day for organ donation law in Wales – soft ‘opt-out’ system comes into force