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Ethical arguments around euthanasia and organ donation

Friday, 01 Apr 2016

A journal article published in the Journal of Medical Ethics written by researchers in Belgium and the Netherlands discusses the ethical arguments around organ donation following euthanasia.

Save the date: Organ Donation Week 2016

Friday, 01 Apr 2016

We are pleased to announce that following discussions and feedback from stakeholders and the public National Transplant Week will now be known as Organ Donation Week.

Statement on media coverage about organ donation and women carrying babies diagnosed with non-survivable conditions

Wednesday, 09 Mar 2016

There have been articles in the national media this week implying that the NHS will pressure women carrying babies diagnosed with non-survivable conditions to proceed with the pregnancy to donate the baby's organs. That is not the case.

More than 900 children have had to wait for a kidney transplant in the last decade

Sunday, 06 Mar 2016

Sadly 16 patients under 18 have died in the last 10 years before receiving the kidney they desperately needed

‘Operation Donation’ hits shopping centres to create a ‘buzz’ in support of organ donation

Thursday, 03 Mar 2016

Do you know how many people die waiting for an organ transplant every day in the UK? Or how many people on the NHS Organ Donor Register have also told their family they want to be a donor?