National memorial recognises thousands of lifesaving donors

Thursday, 07 Apr 2016

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.

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

Wednesday, 06 Apr 2016

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.

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.