Organ Donation

Baby's Kidneys Save Life Of 22-Year-Old Woman

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.10.2013 | UK

The kidneys of a five-week-old baby have been successfully transplanted into a woman dying of renal failure, making the infant the youngest organ dono...

Chile and Wales Lead Renewed Drive for Opt-Out Organ Donation Scheme

Ruth Green | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK
Ruth Green

While World Cup qualification is arguably the most prominent thing in most Chilean and Welsh people's minds right now, the two countries have another topic of conversation in common: organ donation.

Teenager Denied Life-Saving Heart Transplant 'Because Of Low Grades' Has Surgery

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.08.2013 | UK

An American teenager whose family claimed he had been denied a life-saving heart transplant because of low grades and trouble with the police, has now...

'A Horror Story'

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK

The organs of a British man who died in Bermuda were removed without the consent or knowledge of his family - and have never been found, an inquest ha...

Teen Denied Heart Transplant Because Of 'Low Grades'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK

A US teenager with less than six months to live has been denied a life-saving heart transplant because of low grades and previous trouble with police,...

Kidney Donation Rekindles Love Affair For Couple Who Split 20 Years Ago

Ross Parry | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.07.2013 | UK

A couple who split 20 years ago have rekindled their romance – after he donated her a kidney. Gordon Henry, 53, and Jo Macfarlane, 44, separated...

The Frightening Truth About Heart Transplants

Dr Mike Knapton | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Mike Knapton

There are a number of reasons for the increase in the numbers waiting for a new heart. Primarily it's down to more people surviving a heart attack but living with the consequences - heart failure. Those with severe heart failure need a heart transplant to survive or have a better quality of life.

The Value of Specifics and When Nursing Goes Viral

Graeme Keeton | Posted 12.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Graeme Keeton

Trusts around the country are beginning to see the advantages of engaging their staff with social media, and it's time for all of us to provide the support. How do we get more nurses online, collaborating safely and effectively? How do we get the most out of social media for patients?

Make Your Last Gift Matter

Anna Soubry | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Politics
Anna Soubry

Since taking up my post at the Department of Health I have seen, first-hand, the work done every day by doctors, nurses, healthcare assistants and everyone else that makes up our great NHS, to improve and restore the health of our nation. However sometimes a patient's fate is out of their control and in the hands of someone like me and you - an organ donor.

Presumed Consent Organ Donation: The Government Has Just Nationalised Your Body

Mike Judge | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Politics
Mike Judge

I used to carry an organ donation card. But I don't do so anymore. That's a shame because I would be delighted if someone had the chance of life after I was dead - just as long as I really was dead. The trouble is, I don't trust the government to make that decision for me.

Shaping the Future of Medicine: Why You Should Care About Tissue Engineered Organs

Eleni Antoniadou | Posted 28.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Eleni Antoniadou

While the challenges we are facing, in the field of developing artificial life, are daunting, I have never been more optimistic about our ability to solve them. UK is definitely emerging as a biotechnology powerhouse.

Without Organ Donation, There Can Be No Transplantation

Sally Johnson | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK Politics
Sally Johnson

Despite the huge increase in donor numbers, brought about because more families have been asked about donation, the underlying rate of families agreeing to donation in hospital has not changed and consent rates have not risen. If we are to save more lives, something I believe we can and must do, then we need to see a revolution in attitudes towards organ donation.

Organ Donation On The Rise, But Doctors Want More To Be Done

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK

The number of people donating organs after death has increased by 50% in the last five years, but the NHS is calling for more to be done. Over the ...

Care and Consent: Who Are NHS Organ Donation Nurses?

Graeme Keeton | Posted 19.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Graeme Keeton

The national consent rate for organ donation from the relatives of the terminally ill is around 60% and with three people in the United Kingdom dying every day because of lack of tissue and organs, it's up to specialist organ donation nurses to try and increase the numbers.

#creativesupport - Be Part of the Solution

Graeme Keeton | Posted 07.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Graeme Keeton

A few years ago, my dad lost a kidney because of misdiagnosed kidney stones. He was annoyed, and so was I, but there was no naming and shaming and no demand for compensation.

83-Year-Old Becomes UK's Oldest Kidney Donor

PA | Posted 16.07.2012 | UK

An 83-year-old man has achieved a double by becoming the oldest living kidney donor in the UK and the oldest person in the country to give a kidney to...

Grief And Gratitude As NHS Teams Up With Facebook

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 01.05.2012 | UK

Facebook and the NHS have teamed up to allow people to sign up for organ donation on the social network, which can be published to their timeline as a...

One Father's Gift Of Life To His 10-Year-Old Son

PA | Posted 14.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A 10-year-old boy left facing death from a rare medical condition has been granted a new lease of life after his father donated his own kidney to him....

Let's Put the Living Ahead of the Dead on Organ Donation

Stuart Bonar | Posted 15.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Bonar

In my opinion, sure, allow people to opt out of donating their organs at death, but the price of that should be that if they ever need an organ transplant beforehand they go straight to the back of the queue.

Should ‘Brain-Dead' Patients Be Kept Alive To Tackle Organ Donation Shortage?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 13.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Brain-dead patients should be kept alive on artificial ventilators so they can become organ donors posthumously, a controversial new report has claime...

'Too many People Dying' From Lack Of Kidneys

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 24.01.2012 | UK

The head of a kidney charity has launched a stinging attack on the Government, saying it will miss a target to boost organ donor rates by 50%. Tim Sta...

Why Organ Donation Should be Made Compulsory

Samuel Walker | Posted 13.02.2012 | UK
Samuel Walker

Compulsory organ donation may seem somewhat extreme but every year a thousand people die waiting for an organ transplant. That ghastly number, the number of those who die needlessly, is only increasing. They die because others neglect to do the right thing. Negligence is a crime.

Are You Too Frisky For Organ Donation?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 06.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

If you’re thinking about donating your organs, you might want to look back at your sexual past, as people who’ve had two or more sexual partners i...

Organ Donors Should Have Funeral Expenses Paid By NHS, Report Suggests

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 10.12.2011 | UK

The NHS should consider paying for the funerals of organ donors to deal with a chronic shortage of organs, a report has suggested. There are curren...

Donor Liver Saved In Dramatic Rescue After Plane Crash

Posted 10.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION - A dramatic account of how a donated organ for a dying liver patient was recovered from the wreck of a burning light aircraft has b...