New faith and beliefs declaration to help overcome barriers to organ donation
A new option added to the NHS Organ Donor Register has been developed to give reassurance about how organ donation can go ahead in line with a person’s faith or beliefs.
Response to Wales achieving highest organ donation consent rates across the UK
New figures released by the Welsh Government show for the first time a significant increase in the donation after brain stem death (DBD) consent rates in Wales (88.2%) when compared to England (73.3%).
Organ donation campaigner receives award from Prime Minister
An organ donation campaigner has received a Points of Light award for his work to raise awareness about organ donation in black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.
Hindu and Jain organisations come together to discuss organ donation
The Hindu and Jain communities came together with NHS Blood and Transplant to discuss access to information about organ donation.
Pride of Britain show sparks surge in organ donation registrations
The moving stories of child organ transplant patients Ella Chadwick and Max Johnson, who featured on the Daily Mirror Pride of Britain awards on ITV, led a surge in organ donation registrations, with more than 5000 people committing to organ donation on the day of broadcast.
More donors needed as diabetes-linked organ transplants increase
NHS Blood and Transplant figures reveal a rise in the number of transplants being offered to patients with diabetes.
Talk about organ donation and help to save lives this Inter Faith Week
This Inter Faith Week (11-18 November) NHS Blood and Transplant is encouraging people across the different faiths to help dispel myths and misconceptions by talking about organ donation.
Health minister to work with MPs to stamp out organ shortages in BAME communities
Jackie Doyle Price calls on MPs to champion organ donation in their constituencies and challenge perceived risks and myths.
Cornea donation plea on World Sight Day
NHS Blood and Transplant reveals this World Sight Day (October 11) that its eye banks are 19% below the level needed to supply hospitals and are asking people to think about donating their corneas.
Call for black donors to join the growing numbers saving lives giving blood and organs this Black History Month
This Black History Month NHS Blood and Transplant is urging black people to join the rising numbers saving lives in their community by registering as blood and organ donors.