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Family of 83-year-old organ donor urges people to save lives as report reveals urgent shortage of older donors

Monday, 09 Jul 2018

The family of one of the UK’s oldest donors this year is urging people to support organ donation no matter what their age.

Project to increase living kidney donation among ethnic minority communities inspires 16 potential donors in its first year

Wednesday, 04 Jul 2018

First success for the Living Transplant Initiative, a pilot managed by the National BAME Transplant Alliance (NBTA) and funded by NHS Blood and Transplant.

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.

Family’s campaign to create organ donor register has helped enable 18,000 life saving and life improving transplants

Monday, 18 Jun 2018

Having discovered there was no UK-wide central register of people who wanted to donate, the Cox family led a public campaign for an organ donor register in memory of Peter Cox who died aged 24 and became a donor.

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.