Patients with certain bloods group wait much longer for heart transplants
People with Group O blood wait longer for a heart transplant than those with other blood groups, according to data from NHS Blood and Transplant.
Lung transplant waiting list up 46% in five years as donors get older
The number of people waiting for a lung transplant has risen by 46% over the past five years, NHS Blood and Transplant has warned.
Parents less likely to donate child’s organs, new figures show
New figures show parents are significantly less likely to donate their child’s organs for lifesaving transplants, which limits the number of organs available for children on the transplant waiting list.
Survey reveals only a minority of black and Asian people in England are prepared to donate
Almost a third of black and Asian people in England are unsure about donating their organs for lifesaving transplants after their death according to new research by NHS Blood and Transplant.
Interactive map shows proportion of population signed up to donate across the UK
New map shows the proportion of people who have registered as organ donors and the number of people waiting for a transplant across different areas across the UK.
Longest waiting heart transplant patient in UK supports ‘no complacency’ call
NHS Blood and Transplant is urging people to talk during Organ Donation Week (September 3 to 9) and not show a ‘fatal complacency’ as figures show around 3,000 lifesaving transplants were missed in the last year because families said no to donating their relative’s organs.
Help us go pink for Organ Donation Week
Going pink could be easier than you think. Find all the details you need here to get behind this campaign and help us light up the skyline during Organ Donation Week.
NHS Blood and Transplant welcomes the Government initiative on opt out legislation
The Government has announced a new system of consent for organ and tissue donation.
Organ Donation Week launches next month!
Organ Donation Week runs between September 3rd and 9th, and this year we’re encouraging people to share their organ donation decision with their families.
Good Luck to all the participants at the Westfield Health British Transplant Games
Billed as the largest ever British Transplant Games, athletes from across the UK will converge in Birmingham on Thursday 2nd August to take part in four days of competitive sports activities, highlighting the lifesaving and transformational benefits of organ transplantation.