News

NHS Blood and Transplant now recruiting for organ donation ambassador volunteer programme

Friday, 22 Jun 2018

In alignment with our 2020 strategy, NHSBT is developing a volunteer programme to empower individuals to promote education and awareness of organ donation in their communities.

NHS Blood and Transplant warns of a shortage of heart valve donors

Monday, 18 Jun 2018

NHS Blood and Transplant needs around 60 heart valve donations a month to meet clinical demand, but is currently only getting around 40 donations, according to latest figures.

Record number of organ donors and highest increase in 28 years

Tuesday, 10 Apr 2018

For the first year ever, more than 1,500 people in the UK have donated their organs after they died and this means that more people than ever have had a transplant to transform their life.

Warning as living kidney donations hit near decade low

Thursday, 08 Mar 2018

NHS Blood and Transplant has warned of a worrying decline in living kidney donation as new figures hit an eight year low.

Teachers can give pupils a voice on the organ donation ‘opt out’ consultation after surge in interest

Friday, 23 Feb 2018

Teachers are being urged to use organ donation teaching resources to help pupils contribute to the Government’s consultation into an ‘opt out’ organ donation system