New Organ Donation Law In England Already Saving Lives

New Organ Donation Law In England Already Saving Lives
November 24, 2020

Six months since Max and Keira’s Law (Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Act 2020) came into effect in England and saw the country shift to an ‘opt-out’ system for organ donation.

The new law, which saw England change to an opt-out system alongside Wales and Jersey, means that people in England are now considered as willing to donate, unless they have opted out, are in one of the excluded groups[1] or have told their family they don’t want to donate.

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Former Airline Captain From Leeds To Collect COVID Convalescent Plasma

Former Airline Captain From Leeds To Collect COVID Convalescent Plasma
October 8, 2020

Nick Gifford, 52 from Scarcroft in Leeds, had been working as an airline captain for 13 years before the pandemic hit. He lost his job as flights were grounded across the world.

Nick, the father of two, is now training to collect convalescent plasma as NHS Blood and Transplant urgently calls for more people who have had the coronavirus to donate convalescent plasma in Leeds.

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Families In East Riding Of Yorkshire Are Being Urged To Talk About Organ Donation

Families In East Riding Of Yorkshire Are Being Urged To Talk About Organ Donation
July 23, 2020

New figures published by NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) show that last year (2019/20) 1,580 people in the UK donated their organs after they died. In East Riding Of Yorkshire, 11 people gave the gift of life, by donating their organs after death.

The national deceased organ donor figures were on course to surpass the previous year’s total, but unfortunately, the global COVID-19 pandemic hit in March and had a wide-reaching impact across the whole NHS and every aspect of UK society.

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