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.

17 December 2015

Russell Howard donates his voice for "The Wait"

Comedian Russell Howard lends his support to NHS Blood and Transplant’s Organ Donation Campaign, "The Wait"

14 December 2015

Tinder joins forces with the NHS to raise awareness among young people of the importance of organ donation

Over the next two weeks, Tinder, the world’s most popular app for meeting new people, is partnering with NHS Blood and Transplant to draw attention to a different kind of search for a match – the challenging wait for a donor match.

01 December 2015

Landmark day for organ donation law in Wales – soft ‘opt-out’ system comes into force

Today, Tuesday 1st December 2015, a new law covering organ and tissue donation in Wales comes into force and a soft ‘opt-out’ system is introduced.

20 November 2015

NHS Blood and Transplant reveals nearly 49,000 people in the UK have had to wait for a transplant in the last decade

Almost 49,000 people in the UK have endured the wait for an organ transplant in the last 10 years and over 6,000, including 270 children, have died before receiving the transplant they desperately needed, new statistics reveal.

06 October 2015

Call for black blood and organ donors to ‘Be There’ for their community

Call for black blood and organ donors to ‘Be There’ for their community

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