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17 August 2018

Simonne Kerr statement

Our thoughts and condolences are with Simonne’s family at this tragic time.

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16 August 2018

Help us go pink for Organ Donation Week

Going pink could be easier than you think. Find all the details you need here to get behind this campaign and help us light up the skyline during Organ Donation Week.

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05 August 2018

NHS Blood and Transplant welcomes the Government initiative on opt out legislation

"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."

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31 July 2018

Good Luck to all the participants at the Westfield Health British Transplant Games

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.

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20 July 2018

Mum of girl with rare blood disease donating due to urgent shortage

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.

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18 July 2018

Government campaign will focus on urgent shortage of black, Asian and minority ethnic organ donors

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.

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09 July 2018

Family of 83-year-old organ donor urges people to save lives as report reveals urgent shortage of older donors

The family of one of the UK’s oldest donors this year is urging people to support organ donation no matter what their age.

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04 July 2018

Project to increase living kidney donation among ethnic minority communities inspires 16 potential donors in its first year

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.

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04 July 2018

NHSBT interim Chief Executive announced

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.

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18 June 2018

Family’s campaign to create organ donor register has helped enable 18,000 life saving and life improving transplants

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.

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18 June 2018

NHS Blood and Transplant warns of a shortage of heart valve donors

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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