More than 500 families in the UK have said no to organ donation taking place since 1 April 2010 despite knowing or being informed their relative was on the NHS Organ Donor Register and wanted to donate.
Comedian Russell Howard lends his support to NHS Blood and Transplant’s Organ Donation Campaign, "The Wait"
Over the next two weeks, Tinder, the world’s most popular app for meeting new people, is partnering with NHS Blood and Transplant to draw attention to a different kind of search for a match – the challenging wait for a donor match.
Today, Tuesday 1st December 2015, a new law covering organ and tissue donation in Wales comes into force and a soft ‘opt-out’ system is introduced.
Almost 49,000 people in the UK have endured the wait for an organ transplant in the last 10 years and over 6,000, including 270 children, have died before receiving the transplant they desperately needed, new statistics reveal.