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Statement on proposed opt out organ donation legislation for England
Introduction of a new opt-out system for organ donation in England looks likely to become law in the next few days.
Helen Fridell and Piers White appointed as non-executive directors to NHS Blood and Transplant
NHS Blood and Transplant is pleased to announce the appointment of Helen Fridell and Piers White as non-executive directors for three years from 18 February 2019.
NHS Blood and Transplant appoints new Director of Organ Donation and Transplantation
NHS Blood and Transplant is pleased to confirm the appointment of Anthony Clarkson as its new Director of Organ Donation and Transplantation.
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 organ donors have secured funding from a Community Investment Scheme.
Save the date! Organ Donation Week 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.
Professor John Armitage receives OBE
Professor Armitage, a head of research and development in our Tissue and Eye Services department, is named in the New Year Honours list for services to corneal transplantation.
London West End Blood Donation Centre to reopen on Christmas Eve
England’s biggest blood donation centre in the heart of London has been expanded and will reopen on Christmas Eve
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.
NHS Blood and Transplant leads international blood search for Zainab Mughal and finds UK donor
Zainab Mughal, aged two, has one of the rarest blood types in the world, which makes it difficult to treat her condition.
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%).
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