News

28 February 2022

Mother hoping for brighter future following ‘once in a lifetime’ sternum transplant

A UK-first operation that replaced the sternum of a cancer patient using the chest wall of a deceased donor has been carried out at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

14 February 2022

Have a heart-to-heart with your family this Valentine’s Day

85% increase in people waiting for a heart compared to a decade ago, despite success in sustaining transplantation over the pandemic.

09 February 2022

Northern Ireland welcome ‘Dáithí’s Law’

From 2023, adults in Northern Ireland will be considered potential organ donors unless they choose to opt out or are in an excluded group.

08 February 2022

Stacey Dooley highlights importance of cornea donation in BBC podcast

In the podcast Stacey Dooley finds out more about the cornea donation process, speaks with the family of a cornea recipient and meet the Tissue and Eye services team.

26 January 2022

Funding boost to tackle health inequalities and promote living kidney donation amongst Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities

Seven projects have been successful in receiving a share of £100,000 funding.

17 January 2022

Don’t ditch the New Year resolution, switch it!

Make a difference by registering as a blood or organ donor.

14 January 2022

Channel 4 documentary to feature amazing organ donation and transplant stories

Geordie Hospital is a new series for Channel 4 based in Newcastle Hospitals, which includes the Freeman Hospital, a transplant unit.

05 January 2022

NHSBT Medical Director and organ donation champions honoured by Queen

Professor John Forsythe, NHS Blood and Transplant’s outgoing Medical Director for Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation has been awarded an OBE.

17 December 2021

Latest NHS advice on COVID-19 vaccine for patients and recipients

Transplant recipients and patients on the transplant waiting list should accept the offer of two doses of the vaccine for maximum protection against contracting or dying from COVID-19.

15 December 2021

The greatest gift this Christmas could be saving a life

NHS Blood and Transplant calls on families to talk about organ donation over the festive season.



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