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.

Joseph Murray dies: Nobel winner and organ transplant pioneer dead at 93

Doctor who performed first successful organ transplant dies aged 93More than 600,000 people worldwide have received transplants since Joseph Murray's pioneering innovationHe was given a Nobel Prize for his work after taking a kidney from one identical twin and giving it to his twin brother, in 1954 He learned his craft during World War II, treating badly-burned soldiers | UPDATED: 14:22 GMT, 27 November 2012 Pioneer: Dr Joseph Murray, the surgeon who carried out the first successful kidney transplant, has died at 93 Dr Joseph Murray, the surgeon who carried out the first successful kidney transplant and later won a Nobel Prize for his work, has died at the age of 93.

Nobel winner and organ transplant pioneer Joseph Murray dies at 93

Doctor who performed first successful organ transplant dies aged 93More than 600,000 people worldwide have received transplants since Joseph Murray's pioneering innovationHe was given a Nobel Prize for his work after taking a kidney from one identical twin and giving it to his twin brother, in 1954 He learned his craft during World War II, treating badly-burned soldiers | UPDATED: 11:35 GMT, 27 November 2012 Pioneer: Dr Joseph Murray, the surgeon who carried out the first successful kidney transplant, has died at 93 Dr Joseph Murray, the surgeon who carried out the first successful kidney transplant and later won a Nobel Prize for his work, has died at the age of 93.

Liverpool Care Pathway: Family revive man doctors wasn"t worth saving

A pathway to euthanasia Family revive father doctors ruled wasn't worth saving Andy Flanagan was rescued from dying on debated Liverpool Care PathwayDoctors told his family that he was close to death after a cardiac arrestHis family gave him drops of water that helped him come round before doctors agreed to put him back on a drip His sister Lesley Flanagan said the method was 'licence to kill' | UPDATED: 22:47 GMT, 12 October 2012 The family of a 48-year-old man have told how they rescued him from dying on the controversial Liverpool Care Pathway by reviving him with drops of water.

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.

Jonah Falcon, 13.5 inches, on living with the world’s biggest penis

“When I look down at myself I don”t see anything special”: Jonah Falcon, 13.5 inches, on living with the world”s biggest penis Average flaccid penis length is 3-4 inches; Jonah”s is 8 inches Has people stop him in the street and has received offers from porn industry Was stopped at security for fear he was carrying a bomb in his pants

Organ donor website with X-Factor style appeals for a life-saving kidney coming to UK

Organ donor website with X-Factor style appeals for a life-saving kidney coming to UK PUBLISHED: 17:15 GMT, 30 August 2012 | UPDATED: 17:15 GMT, 30 August 2012 A controversial U.S website that allows people who need a kidney to plead directly for a donor online is launching in the UK.

Sam Nagy, 20, gives stranger a kidney, becomes youngest Good Samaritan organ donor in Britain

'I'm just an average person': 20-year-old becomes the youngest ever Good Samaritan organ donor in Britain after giving his kidney to a complete strangerSam Nagy took the decision despite his mother expressing her concerns | UPDATED: 09:18 GMT, 30 July 2012 Brave: Sam Nagy has just become the youngest ever 'Good Samaritan' organ donor in Britain Risking your own life for a complete stranger is a tough decision at any age.

Girl, 5, who can"t eat chocolate because it would poison her hoping double organ transplant will change her life

Girl, 5, who can't eat chocolate because it would poison her hoping double organ transplant will change her life Girl on diet of sausages and toast as it's 'safest food' for her PUBLISHED: 16:37 GMT, 2 July 2012 | UPDATED: 16:37 GMT, 2 July 2012 The parents of a little girl who can't eat chocolate are hoping a double organ transplant will change her life.