National Transplant Week
National Transplant Week

Connect with us

You are here:  Transplant Week > News

News

Read our SNOD Blog
2014

Parliamentary support for Transplant Week
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.

Read Story




Boris backs campaign to reduce waits for life-saving transplants
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.

Read Story




Boots UK backs National Transplant Week
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.

Read Story




Bath Veteran Cyclists in Atlantic Coast Challenge in National Transplant Week 7-13th July 2014
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.

Read Story




Carlisle Cathedral
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.

Read Story




Celebrities
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.

Read Story




Recycle
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)

Read Story




Celebrities
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.

Read Story




2013

Celebrities
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.

Read Story




BME
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.

Read Story




Film Competition 2013
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.

Read Story




Film Competition 2013
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.

Read Story




Film Competition 2013
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.

Read Story




Aled Jones
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.

Read Story




Film Competition 2013
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.

Read Story




News from 2012 >>

Mother and child
Read about lives changed

Mother and child
Read about lives changed

Like us, pass on the message
Like us, pass on the message