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Lung transplant waiting list up 46% in five years as donors get older

Saturday, 08 Sep 2018

The number of people waiting for a lung transplant has risen by 46% over the past five years, NHS Blood and Transplant has warned.

Parents less likely to donate child’s organs, new figures show

Thursday, 06 Sep 2018

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.

Survey reveals only a minority of black and Asian people in England are prepared to give the lifesaving gift of organ donation

Wednesday, 05 Sep 2018

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.

Interactive map shows proportion of population signed up to donate across the UK

Tuesday, 04 Sep 2018

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.

Longest waiting heart transplant patient in UK supports ‘no complacency’ call

Monday, 03 Sep 2018

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.