Government campaign will focus on urgent shortage of black, Asian and minority ethnic organ donors
A rising proportion of people who die in need of a transplant is from a black, Asian or ethnic minority background despite more families in these communities supporting organ donation.
Family of 83-year-old organ donor urges people to save lives as report reveals urgent shortage of older donors
The family of one of the UK’s oldest donors this year is urging people to support organ donation no matter what their age.
Living Transplant Initiative sees first kidney donor
Father donates to his two-year-old son as part of project to increase living kidney donation among black, Asian and ethnic minority communities.
NHS Blood and Transplant now recruiting for organ donation ambassador volunteer programme
In alignment with our 2020 strategy, NHSBT is developing a volunteer programme to empower individuals to promote education and awareness of organ donation in their communities.
Family’s campaign to create organ donor register
Having discovered there was no UK-wide central register of people who wanted to donate, the Cox family led a public campaign for an organ donor register in memory of Peter Cox who died aged 24 and became a donor.
NHS Blood and Transplant warns of a shortage of heart valve donors
NHS Blood and Transplant needs around 60 heart valve donations a month to meet clinical demand, but is currently only getting around 40 donations, according to latest figures.
New clinical head of organ donation for NHSBT
NHS Blood and Transplant has appointed Dale Gardiner as the UK’s new national Clinical Lead for Organ Donation.
Record number of organ donors and highest increase in 28 years
For the first year ever, more than 1,500 people in the UK have donated their organs after they died and this means that more people than ever have had a transplant to transform their life.
Warning as living kidney donations hit near decade low
NHS Blood and Transplant has warned of a worrying decline in living kidney donation as new figures hit an eight year low.
Teachers can give pupils a voice on the organ donation ‘opt out’ consultation after surge in interest
Teachers are being urged to use organ donation teaching resources to help pupils contribute to the Government’s consultation into an ‘opt out’ organ donation system