The family of one of the UK’s oldest donors this year is urging people to support organ donation no matter what their age.
First success for the Living Transplant Initiative, a pilot managed by the National BAME Transplant Alliance (NBTA) and funded by NHS Blood and Transplant.
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.
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 needs around 60 heart valve donations a month to meet clinical demand, but is currently only getting around 40 donations, according to latest figures.