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01 September 2016

Highest number of organ transplants ever across UK, but many families still say no to donation

NHS Blood and Transplant publishes the Organ Donation and Transplantation Activity Report 2015/16

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16 June 2016

Honoured for raising awareness of blood and organ donation

Dapo Odumeru, who has been with NHS Blood and Transplant since 2005 made it his personal mission to raise awareness of blood and organ donation with the Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. His hard work has been recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

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05 May 2016

People with HIV have donated organs to others with the condition

NHS Blood and Transplant has recently released figures that show that a small number of people with HIV in the UK have helped benefit patients living with HIV after their deaths by donating their organs.

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11 April 2016

TV stars ask people to say 'I'm on it'

NHS Blood and Transplant and Blood cancer charity ACLT (AfricanCaribbean Leukaemia Trust) have teamed up to launch a new campaign film.

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07 April 2016

National memorial recognises thousands of lifesaving donors

A national memorial paying tribute to the tens of thousands of organ and tissue donors across the UK who have saved and transformed lives is being unveiled at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.

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06 April 2016

Statement on media coverage of recent Lancet paper on stem cell treatment

Following the recent publication of a paper in the Lancet about stem cell treatment for patients with heart failure, it was reported in the press that this treatment had potential be an alternative to transplant.

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01 April 2016

Response to media coverage about ethical arguments around euthanasia and organ donation

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.

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01 April 2016

Save the date: Organ Donation Week 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.

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09 March 2016

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

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.

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06 March 2016

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

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

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