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Wendy Clark has been appointed as the new Chief Digital and Information Officer (CDIO) for NHS Blood and Transplant and will be joining the organisation on 6 January.
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.
More than 3,000 people registered their organ donation decision after a BBC news report.
For every black deceased donor last year, there were 31 black patients in need of an organ.
More than 1,500 black people signed up as new donors last Black History Month following an NHS Blood and Transplant appeal.
Women aged 17-34 are almost twice as likely to donate than men the same age.
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).
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.
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.
New figures show 29% increase in black blood donors but urgent shortage remains.
Young patients wait on average more than two and a half times longer than adults for an urgent heart transplant.
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