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22 October 2019

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.

21 October 2019

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.

18 October 2019

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.

17 October 2019

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).

10 October 2019

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.

03 October 2019

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.

01 October 2019

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.

29 September 2019

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.

16 September 2019

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.

05 September 2019

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.

03 September 2019

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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