More than 50,000 people now alive thanks to organ donation and transplant

Tuesday, 11 Jul 2017

The number of people currently known to be alive thanks to organ transplants has broken 50,000 for the first time.

Bristol Eye Bank opens with appeal for donors to meet shortage

Friday, 16 Jun 2017

Bristol’s new state of the art eye bank has officially opened today (June 14) with an appeal for more people from the city to give the gift of sight.

First patient transplanted under new urgent and superurgent lung allocation scheme

Tuesday, 06 Jun 2017

These new schemes have been introduced to help make sure patients who are in most need of the donor lungs are prioritised.

Tables turned on football funnyman Jimmy Bullard …by 11-year-old kidney recipient

Tuesday, 28 Mar 2017

Former footballer, turned pundit and manager, Jimmy Bullard is used to tackling tricky questions around the game, which for some is matter of life and death.

Waiting time to kidney transplant down 18% but shortage of donors still costing lives

Thursday, 09 Mar 2017

The waiting time to a kidney transplant has dropped by 18% over the past five years, NHS Blood and Transplant has announced, to mark World Kidney Day, Thursday March 9.