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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.
Let's make this Black History Month another record for blood donor sign-ups
More than 1,500 black people signed up as new donors last Black History Month following an NHS Blood and Transplant appeal.
Young people have the biggest gender gap in blood donation
Women aged 17-34 are almost twice as likely to donate than men the same age.
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.
Blood donor and her recipient brought together for emotional Sickle Cell Awareness Month appeal
New figures show 29% increase in black blood donors but urgent shortage remains.
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.
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