NHS and Government take steps to boost Organ donation registrations
Plans announced to introduce organ donation registration option to passport applications.
Ten thousand organ donors recognised over a decade for saving more than 25,000 lives
New memorial unveiled for all donors
New campaign for child organ donation
Wunderman Thompson UK and NHS Blood and Transplant have launched a new campaign to increase awareness of child organ donation and help those in need of life-saving transplants.
Organ donation and transplant rates continue to recover, but opportunities for transplant still being missed
Latest annual figures published today (12 July) by NHS Blood and Transplant show that last year (2022/23), there was a 5% increase in the number of patients whose lives were saved or improved through an organ transplant
'Dáithí’s Law’ comes into effect in Northern Ireland
As of 1 June, all adults in Northern Ireland will now be considered potential organ donors unless they choose to opt out or are in an excluded group.
Grassroots groups get £685,000 in Government funding
Fifty community groups and organisations across England and Wales have received a share of £685,000 funding
#LIVEON campaign launch
A group of doctors from Muslim Doctors Cymru have come together for World Kidney Day to launch a national social media campaign on organ donation
‘Dáithí’s Law’ to come into effect from June
The Department of Health in Northern Ireland has now been able to confirm the date for the introduction of Dáithí’s Law’, 1 June 2023
Life-changing hand transplant to be shown on BBC documentary
A new eight-part medical documentary series will start with the story of a hand transplant recipient, who received the life-transforming gift of new arms thanks to the generosity of a donor and their family.
More donors of Black and Asian heritage needed to help patients waiting for an organ transplant
A new report published today by NHS Blood and Transplant shows that there is a significant need for more organ donors of Black and Asian heritage, in order to help the growing number of patients waiting for life-saving transplants.