Funding boost to help promote organ donation among black and Asian communities
Twenty-five projects which aim to encourage people from black, Asian and minority ethnic organ backgrounds to become lifesaving organ donors have secured funding after bidding for a share of a £140,000 Community Investment Scheme funding pot.
Save the date! Organ Donation Week date revealed 2nd-8th September 2019
We are delighted to announce that Organ Donation Week 2019 launches on Monday 2nd September.
Delight as campaigner receives double hand transplant
It has been announced that Corinne Hutton, a quadruple amputee from Renfrewshire in Scotland, has received a double hand transplant after a five-year wait.
Lung transplant recipient to star in BBC1 show ‘This is my Song’
Lung transplant recipient Charles Michael Duke tonight (Thursday, December 20th, 8pm) stars in the BBC1 show ‘This is my Song’, where music industry producers helped ordinary people create a track with a personal message.
New faith and beliefs declaration to help overcome barriers to organ donation
A new option added to the NHS Organ Donor Register has been developed to give reassurance about how organ donation can go ahead in line with a person’s faith or beliefs.
Response to Wales achieving highest organ donation consent rates across the UK
New figures released by the Welsh Government show for the first time a significant increase in the donation after brain stem death (DBD) consent rates in Wales (88.2%) when compared to England (73.3%).
Organ donation campaigner receives award from Prime Minister
An organ donation campaigner has received a Points of Light award for his work to raise awareness about organ donation in black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.
Hindu and Jain organisations come together to discuss organ donation
The Hindu and Jain communities came together with NHS Blood and Transplant to discuss access to information about organ donation.
Pride of Britain show sparks surge in organ donation registrations
The moving stories of child organ transplant patients Ella Chadwick and Max Johnson, who featured on the Daily Mirror Pride of Britain awards on ITV, led a surge in organ donation registrations, with more than 5000 people committing to organ donation on the day of broadcast.
More donors needed as diabetes-linked organ transplants increase
NHS Blood and Transplant figures reveal a rise in the number of transplants being offered to patients with diabetes.