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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Don’t ditch the New Year resolution, switch it!
Make a difference by registering as a blood or organ donor.
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.
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.
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.
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.