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Organs: Donors

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 126030, tabled on 7 December 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to promote organ donor registration throughout the nations in which his Department is active.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

12 March 2021

NHS Blood and Transplant, which is responsible for promoting organ donation, has well established international links to promote and share best practice. This includes collaboration with organisations such as the International Society for Organ Donation and Procurement (ISODP) and the European Society for Organ Transplantation.

In October 2019, NHS Blood and Transplant hosted the European Organ Donation Day which was attended by 42 countries. Most recently, on 25 February 2021, NHS Blood and Transplant and the ISODP jointly hosted an international online event to highlight their work to implement the change in consent legislation and promote public awareness and support for organ donation. This was attended by over 800 delegates, including representation from Spain, the Netherlands, India, Australia, Canada and America.

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