This Inter Faith Week, talk about organ donation and register your decision
This Inter Faith Week (10 - 17 November), NHS Blood and Transplant is encouraging people to think about organ donation within the context of their faith or belief.
Pass it On: communicating the law change in languages other than English
It is vital that anybody living in England who is eligible to become an organ donor is made aware of the change in law, and is able to make a fully informed decision about their choices.
NHS Organ Donation Register reaches 25-year milestone
Fittingly, there are now nearly 25 million people on the NHS Organ Donor Register and more than 20,000 lives have potentially been saved or transformed thanks to its introduction.
Organ donation process explained on BBC news
More than 3,000 people registered their organ donation decision after a BBC news report.
Black community has highest ratio of patients waiting for a transplant to organ donors
For every black deceased donor last year, there were 31 black patients in need of an organ.
Hindu and Jain communities show support for organ donation this Diwali
A special message on organ donation is being sent by Hindu and Jain community leaders and patients during this year’s Diwali festival (Sun 27 October).
Cornea donation myths dispelled
On World Sight Day, NHS Blood and Transplant is dispelling five common myths around cornea donation and encouraging people to give the gift of sight.
European Organ Donation Day: 12th October
NHS Blood and Transplant, the UK’s national organ donation organisation, hosts the 20th European Organ Donation Day in London and is looking forward to welcoming all delegates from the 47 member countries of the Council of Europe.
Limited time left to see ex-footballer Alan Shearer’s Transplant Games documentary on BBC iPlayer
Amongst the inspirational stories told in the 30 minute programme is that of Makena, who was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a condition in which the heart is left unable to pump blood effectively.
Nearly a quarter of children waiting for an organ transplant need a heart
Young patients wait on average more than two and a half times longer than adults for an urgent heart transplant.