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Organ Donor Articles


Organ donor episode of Holby City criticised

5th August 2013

NHS Blood and Transplant have accused BBC drama, Holby City, of scaring off organ donors.

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Organ donation soars

11th April 2013

Organ donors have risen 50% since 2008.

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Germany in organ donor scandal

8th January 2013

Investigation in east Germany over allegations that doctors manipulated an organ waiting list.

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83-year-old man is oldest living kidney donor

17th May 2012

The NHS Blood and Transplant Service has said an 83-year-old man has become the oldest in the UK to donate a kidney.

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Transplant surgeons' breakthrough

4th April 2012

Machine that keeps blood pumping around stomach of dead donors has saved organs which would normally be discarded.

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Call for organ donors to be offered funeral expenses

11th October 2011

A leading ethics body says organ donors should have funeral expenses paid for the NHS.

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Leading surgeon calls for more donors

6th July 2011

Retiring surgeon says people should 'think positively' about organ donation.

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A record 18m register as organ donors

23rd June 2011

NHS Blood and Transplant say 18m have registered, but even more need to sign up.

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Body can be reprogrammed to accept donor organ

19th May 2011

Scientists say the body's natural defences can be 're-educated' to stop them attacking organ transplants.

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Call to legalise sale of human organs

5th January 2011

Leading surgeons want the sale of human organs to be legalised.

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