Posts tagged “NHS Blood and Transplant”

Organ Donations from Cancer Patients Benefit Hundreds on Waiting Lists-1042

August 16th, 2016

New data shows that hundreds of patients have benefited from donor organs from patients who had suffered from cancer. Statistics made available by the Press Association show that a total of 272 donors with a history of cancer donated organs over the last five years. These donations benefited more than 675 patients waiting for an […]

Hundreds of Bereaved Families Veto Organ Donations-8703

January 15th, 2016

Figures have shown that around one in seven cases of bereaved families have blocked organ donations from 547 UK registered donors since 2010. In a bid to make such “overrides” more of an exception, NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) have said they will no longer formally seek the consent of families. Alternatively, families will be […]

NHS Joins Forces with Tinder to Promote Organ Donation-9003

December 15th, 2015

The NHS has joined forces with an unlikely source to promote organ donation. The NHS will work with popular dating app Tinder to encourage more people to give their consent to donate their organs in the event of an accident. Traditionally, the app matches people based on their looks and personality, but for the next two […]

Doctors in London Carry Out UK’s First Newborn Transplant Procedure-2369

January 20th, 2015

Doctors in London have carried out the UK’s first newborn baby transplant procedure. Doctors at Hammersmith Hospital transplanted liver cells and kidneys from a six day old baby girl and gave them to two individuals after her heart stopped and she sadly passed away. In a gesture, which doctors described as an “act of extraordinary […]

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