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"We support all activity that increases the availability of donated organs for life saving transplants and we welcome the Government’s commitment to organ donation."
Athletes from across the UK will converge in Birmingham on Thursday 2nd August to take part in four days of competitive sports activities, highlighting the lifesaving and transformational benefits of organ transplantation.
Over the last three years, there has been an 80% increase in demand for a rare blood type from London hospitals, driven by a growing number of people with sickle cell disease.
A rising proportion of people who die in need of a transplant is from a black, Asian or ethnic minority background despite more families in these communities supporting organ donation.
The family of one of the UK’s oldest donors this year is urging people to support organ donation no matter what their age.
A father who donated a kidney to his two-year-old son is one of the first people to become a living donor through a project to increase living kidney donation among black, Asian and ethnic minority communities.
Sally Johnson, Director of Organ Donation and Transplantation, is to become interim Chief Executive for NHS Blood and Transplant when Ian Trenholm leaves in July 2018.
Having discovered there was no UK-wide central register of people who wanted to donate, the Cox family led a public campaign for an organ donor register in memory of Peter Cox who died aged 24 and became a donor.
NHS Blood and Transplant needs around 60 heart valve donations a month to meet clinical demand, but is currently only getting around 40 donations, according to latest figures.
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