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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.
Platelet donations help save young Dexter’s life
During Blood Cancer Awareness Month, NHS Blood and Transplant is highlighting the importance of donating platelets after they helped save the life of a four-year-old Manchester boy.
More black, Asian and minority ethnic people are becoming organ donors, but shortage remains critical
More black, Asian and minority ethnic people are giving the gift of life through organ donation and receiving lifesaving transplants than ever before, but too many donation opportunities are being missed.
Need for families to talk about organ donation as 2,500 potential transplants missed last year
Figures released during Organ Donation Week 2019 show around 2,500 organs, each representing an opportunity for transplant, were missed in the last year because families said no to donating their relative’s organs.
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