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11th July 2014
Parliamentary support for Transplant Week
Forty-two MPs & Peers appeared at Wednesday's Transplant Week event at the Houses of Parliament, organised by NHS Blood and Transplant and the British Kidney Patient Association, including members of the Shadow Health team.
10th July 2014
Boris backs campaign to reduce waits for life-saving transplants
The Mayor of London is backing a campaign encouraging people from all ethnic backgrounds to sign up to the organ donor register – as new figures reveal black and Asian patients wait up to 12 months longer on average for a kidney transplant.
9th July 2014
Boots UK backs National Transplant Week
Boots UK customers will be encouraged to find out about organ donation, to join the NHS Organ Donor Register and to spell out to their families their decision to donate.
9th July 2014
Bath Veteran Cyclists in Atlantic Coast Challenge in National Transplant Week 7-13th July 2014
Simon Edwards, who works at the Royal United Hospital in Bath, has first-hand experience of the importance of organ donation as donor for his son’s kidney transplant when he suddenly went into Kidney failure in 2011.
9th July 2014
Cathedral wrapped in giant ribbon to mark National Transplant Week.
Today, for the first time ever a UK Cathedral has been wrapped in a giant red ribbon to highlight National Transplant Week and the fleshandblood campaign. Carlisle Cathedral agreed to host the ribbon on its exterior to lend its support to the campaign and highlight this key cause.
8th July 2014
Katie Piper, Beth Tweddle, David Harewood, Wil Johnson and Ruth Langsford urge people to spell out their organ donation decision.
Just 45% of families agree to organ donation going ahead if they are unaware of their loved one’s decision to be a donor but this figure rises to 95% when they know the decision.
25th June 2014
RECYCLE bike ride for organ donation
Calling all cyclists to take part in “RECYCLE”…a very special 103 mile bike ride taking place on Sunday 6th July, starting at the Wrexham Maelor Hospital or Ysbty Glan Clwyd (Bodelwyddan)
26th February 2014
Dates for 2014 confirmed!
National Transplant Week 2014 will take place from 7 – 13 July. So get ready to get involved and help us raise even more awareness of organ donation.
8th July 2013
Richard Branson, Homeland’s David Harewood, news presenter Kay Burley and Emmerdale’s Wil Johnson urge people to pass on their organ donation wishes
To mark the start of this year’s National Transplant Week (July 8-14), some of the UK’s best known communicators are showing the public how important and easy it is to let those closest to them know that they want to be an organ donor.
8th July 2013
Two thirds of families from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities refuse to donate their loved one’s organs
Last year there were 1,212 people who donated their organs after their death, but of those just 56 were from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities.
1st July 2013
Winners of nationwide NHS film competition announced
The winners of this year's Organ Donation Through A Lens competition were announced today, with the overall winners being awarded a prize of £1,000 worth of camera equipment.
6th June 2013
Shortlist announced in national organ donation film competition
Nine films have been shortlisted in the annual Organ Donation Through A Lens short film competition run by NHS Blood and Transplant.
20th May 2013
Film competition now closed
Our Organ Donation Through a Lens competition is now closed. Thanks to all of those who sent in entries - we've had a great response. Judging will now take place and the shortlisted films are available to watch on Youtube.
8th May 2013
Organ Donation Concert Supported by Aled Jones
Transplant Sport UK is delighted to announce details of "Donate Life" – an amazing evening of music and song at a concert to be held at City Hall, Sheffield on Saturday 13 July.
25th March 2013
National film competition urges public to talk to loved ones about their organ donation wishes
NHS Blood and Transplant has launched a short-film competition urging people to pass on their organ donation wishes to family and friends.