06 April 2016

Statement on media coverage of recent Lancet paper on stem cell treatment

Following the recent publication of a paper in the Lancet about stem cell treatment for patients with heart failure, it was reported in the press that this treatment had potential be an alternative to transplant.

01 April 2016

Response to media coverage about ethical arguments around euthanasia and organ donation

A journal article published in the Journal of Medical Ethics written by researchers in Belgium and the Netherlands discusses the ethical arguments around organ donation following euthanasia.

01 April 2016

Save the date: Organ Donation Week 2016

We are pleased to announce that following discussions and feedback from stakeholders and the public National Transplant Week will now be known as Organ Donation Week.

09 March 2016

Statement on media coverage about organ donation and women carrying babies diagnosed with non-survivable conditions

There have been articles in the national media this week implying that the NHS will pressure women carrying babies diagnosed with non-survivable conditions to proceed with the pregnancy to donate the baby's organs. That is not the case.

06 March 2016

More than 900 children have had to wait for a kidney transplant in the last decade

Sadly 16 patients under 18 have died in the last 10 years before receiving the kidney they desperately needed

03 March 2016

‘Operation Donation’ hits shopping centres to create a ‘buzz’ in support of organ donation

Do you know how many people die waiting for an organ transplant every day in the UK? Or how many people on the NHS Organ Donor Register have also told their family they want to be a donor?

02 March 2016

Football fans asked to Sign for Life and support organ donation

NHS Blood and Transplant is urging football and rugby fans from grassroots upwards to make their match day chat about organ donation as part of a national campaign to increase the number of organ donors.

29 February 2016

Teen understanding and awareness of organ donation is vital to tackling a shortage of organ donors

Today’s teens have been highlighted as ‘change makers’ who can spark the family conversations needed to raise the number of organ donors.

08 February 2016

Better Left Unsaid

On Valentine’s Day some things are better left unsaid. And some things aren’t.

15 January 2016

Families saying no to donation results in missed transplant opportunities for UK patients

More than 500 families in the UK have said no to organ donation taking place since 1 April 2010 despite knowing or being informed their relative was on the NHS Organ Donor Register and wanted to donate.

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