Families coming together at Christmas are being encouraged to talk about their organ donation wishes as an advert highlighting changes to the law next year hits TVs.
NHS Blood and Transplant
A surgeon failed to disclose that he had spilled the contents of a donor stomach while removing organs that were then used in NHS transplants.
The number of people waiting for a lung transplant has risen by 46% over the past five years, the latest figures show.
Parents are significantly less likely to consent to donate a child’s organs after their death compared with other relatives, new figures show.