Talk about organ donation and help to save lives this Inter Faith Week
This Inter Faith Week (11-18 November) NHS Blood and Transplant is encouraging people across the different faiths to help dispel myths and misconceptions by talking about organ donation.
Health minister to work with MPs to stamp out organ shortages in BAME communities
Jackie Doyle Price calls on MPs to champion organ donation in their constituencies and challenge perceived risks and myths.
Cornea donation plea on World Sight Day
NHS Blood and Transplant reveals this World Sight Day (October 11) that its eye banks are 19% below the level needed to supply hospitals and are asking people to think about donating their corneas.
Call for black donors to join the growing numbers saving lives giving blood and organs this Black History Month
This Black History Month NHS Blood and Transplant is urging black people to join the rising numbers saving lives in their community by registering as blood and organ donors.
Patients with certain bloods group wait much longer for heart transplants
People with Group O blood wait longer for a heart transplant than those with other blood groups, according to data from NHS Blood and Transplant.
Lung transplant waiting list up 46% in five years as donors get older
The number of people waiting for a lung transplant has risen by 46% over the past five years, NHS Blood and Transplant has warned.
Parents less likely to donate child’s organs, new figures show
New figures show parents are significantly less likely to donate their child’s organs for lifesaving transplants, which limits the number of organs available for children on the transplant waiting list.
Survey reveals only a minority of black and Asian people in England are prepared to donate
Almost a third of black and Asian people in England are unsure about donating their organs for lifesaving transplants after their death according to new research by NHS Blood and Transplant.
Interactive map shows proportion of population signed up to donate across the UK
New map shows the proportion of people who have registered as organ donors and the number of people waiting for a transplant across different areas across the UK.
Longest waiting heart transplant patient in UK supports ‘no complacency’ call
NHS Blood and Transplant is urging people to talk during Organ Donation Week (September 3 to 9) and not show a ‘fatal complacency’ as figures show around 3,000 lifesaving transplants were missed in the last year because families said no to donating their relative’s organs.