Organ donation & transplantation

NHS Blood and Transplant’s Organ Donation and Transplantation Activity Report for 2017/2018 includes the following key figures:

  • The consent rate for deceased donation has reached a record high, with 65.5% of families agreeing to support the donation of a relative’s organs.
  • The number of deceased donors reached a record high of 1574 an 11% increase over the previous year.
  • The total number of patients whose lives were saved or improved by an organ transplant reached a record high of 5,090, an increase of 7% on the previous year.

Further information:

https://nhsbtdbe.blob.core.windows.net/umbraco-assets/1848/transplant-activity-report-2017-2018.pdf