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.
Call for black blood and organ donors to ‘Be There’ for their community
Publicity about UK’s youngest organ donor prompted millions to think and talk about organ donation
Nation urged to break silence on organ donation and Say Yes I Donate this National Transplant Week (7th - 13th September 2015)
Call for everyone in the UK to discuss organ donation as the number of deceased organ donors in the UK drops for the first time in more than a decade
NHS Blood and Transplant launches new Organ Donor Register
The review of the National Organ Retrieval Service, commissioned by NHS Blood and Transplant on behalf of all four UK countries, has published its report and recommendations.
Donor families honoured at Ely Cathedral