We know that patients can find it difficult to talk openly about their kidney disease, and that raising the subject of live donor kidney transplantation (LDKT) can seem like an insurm
This year’s Organ Donation Week will mark the start of our 2018-19 drive to raise awareness of organ and tissue donation and will highlight the importance of sharing your decisi
The aim of the Living Donation Scotland Project Board is to improve equity of access to living donor transplantation.
On the 70th Anniversary of the NHS in Scotland, around 550 people in Scotland are waiting for an organ or tissue transplant. Since 1999, 545 Scottish donors who had registered on the NHS Organ Donor Register provided 1520 life-saving and life-improvin
In order to increase donation rates, the whole health system and all parts of individual hospitals should be knowledgeable about, embrace and support donation and transplantation.
The ‘We Need Everybody’ campaign features Gordon who had a heart transplant aged just 13, and other people of all ages, shapes, sizes and ethnicities baring almost all which highlights that anyone can be an organ donor.
A kidney from a living donor is often the best option for those awaiting a transplant, and optimally can be done before needing dialysis.
Following support shown in the consultation on increasing organ and tissue donation, legislation for a soft opt out system of organ and tissue donation has been prepared.