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From today, the Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Act 2019 introduces a system of deemed consent for organ and tissue donation in England.
Organ Donation Week took place between Monday 3 September to Sunday 9 September.
The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) is today issuing a warning to members of the public to be careful when registering to become an organ donor with services other than the Organ Donor Register.
A decade ago it first became possible for individuals in the UK to donate a kidney to someone they did not know, and had never met - this form of living donation is known as non-directed altruistic donation.
Dying Matters hosted its seventh annual Awareness Week, which was an opportunity to place the importance of talking about dying, death and bereavement firmly on the national agenda. This theme was ‘The Big Conversation’.
The number of living people donating organs has risen again this year, according to the HTA, the watchdog that assesses all living organ donation cases in the UK.
The HTA has published guidance for hospital and mortuary staff on brain and spinal cord donation.
The HTA responded to a House of Commons Science and Technology Committee inquiry into