Organ donation rises by 50 percent in just half a decade

Organ donation rises by 50% in just five years, helping a third more people have life-saving transplantsThere were 1,200 new donors in the last year alone, new figures show But doctors say more work still needs to be done to further boost donation7,300 Britons need an organ transplant and three die each day waitingCampaigners say key problem is relatives overriding the wishes of deceased PUBLISHED: 11:16 GMT, 11 April 2013 | UPDATED: 12:44 GMT, 11 April 2013 Organ donation has shot up by a staggering 50 per cent within the past five years.

Couples pose naked and show off their transplant scars to urge people to sign up to organ donor register

Give others the chance to find love too: Transplant patients pose naked with their partners to show off their scars in organ donor drive By Leon Watson PUBLISHED: 02:58 GMT, 14 February 2013 | UPDATED: 08:50 GMT, 14 February 2013 Photographs of naked couples showing transplant scars have been released as part of a campaign urging people to sign up to the organ donor register.

Blood stocks running low after festive norovirus outbreak causes shortage of donors

UK blood supplies dangerously low after early norovirus outbreak keeps donors away Stocks of O Negative blood – which can be given to people of different blood groups – are in low supplyNon-attendance by donors increased by 50 per cent just before New Year due to winter vomiting bug By Emily Payne PUBLISHED: 17:58 GMT, 3 January 2013 | UPDATED: 17:59 GMT, 3 January 2013 The NHS has made an urgent appeal for O Negative blood donors after the early norovirus outbreak and the festive period caused a drop in donations.

Cystic fibrosis sufferer Jennifer Wederell given smoker"s lungs in transplant dies of cancer

Cystic fibrosis sufferer given smoker's lungs in transplant died of cancer less than a year after operationJennifer Wederell was given the lungs of a 20-a-day smokerA year after the operation she died of cancer Husband says she would never have agreed to transplant had she known | UPDATED: 11:57 GMT, 17 December 2012 Battle: Jennifer Wederell died at the age of 27 from lung cancer.

Teenager who may not live to see her 21st birthday makes YouTube plea to find a life-saving organ donor

Teenager who may not live to see her 21st birthday makes YouTube plea to find a life-saving organ donor Holly has cystic fibrosis and has only 20 per cent lung function It would be amazing if more people signed up even if it's too late for me, says brave teenMarks growing trend of patients making heartfelt appeals for organs online | UPDATED: 12:23 GMT, 17 September 2012 A teenager who urgently needs two lungs to survive into her twenties has posted a heart-wrenching plea on YouTube.

Surge in hard-up women offering to sell their eggs

Surge in hard-up women offering to sell their eggs 'due to recession' Donor compensation is limited to 750 per cycle for egg donors | UPDATED: 13:46 GMT, 17 July 2012 A fertility clinic has no waiting list for treatment for the first time in its history because of a surge in hard-up women offering to sell their eggs.

Little Lottie, the youngest Briton to survive a liver transplant, celebrates first birthday

Little Lottie, the youngest Briton to survive a liver transplant, celebrates her first birthday Lottie clung to life for five weeks until miraculously a donor was found Lottie's parents couldn't be with her following her life-saving operation after the riots in August last year left the hospital in lockdownLottie's parents have launched a campaign to encourage more organ donors | UPDATED: 16:05 GMT, 6 July 2012 The youngest person in Britain to survive a liver transplant has defied the odds to celebrate her first birthday yesterday.

Machine that keeps blood pumping around stomach of dead donors saves much-needed organs

Machine that keeps blood pumping around stomach of dead donors saves organs that would once have been thrown away | UPDATED: 16:51 GMT, 3 April 2012 Transplant surgeons have made a breakthrough that could potentially lead to hundreds more patients receiving organ transplants.

Kidney swap – Woman"s husband donates one to a stranger in rare "triple chain" organ swap

Amazing triple kidney swap as three people donate organs to strangers to save a loved one's life Jacinta received her kidney from an anonymous male donorThree couples were involved in the organ chain A former guest-house owner has been given a new lease of life after taking part in a rare three way kidney swap.