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.

Dawn Carter: Woman who underwent a pioneering six-organ transplant dies just 15 months after surgery

Woman who underwent a pioneering six-organ transplant dies just 15 months after surgeryDawn Carter had a new stomach, liver, kidney, colon, pancreas and intestine53-year-old was only the third person to have the procedureShe spent six months in hospital recovering and had to re-learn how to walk But her health deteriorated suddenly in January after a series of infections By Rachel Reilly PUBLISHED: 16:22 GMT, 10 April 2013 | UPDATED: 16:51 GMT, 10 April 2013 Dawn Carter died just over a year after complex transplant surgery A woman who was given a pioneering six-organ transplant has died 15 months after surgery.

Soldier Katrina Brown dying after exposure to uranium in Iraq must raise 110k because NHS can"t help

Soldier dying after being exposed to uranium in Iraq must raise 110,000 for treatment because the NHS can't help her Katrina Brown, 30, was exposed to radioactive material in BasraDiagnosed with rare systemic sclerosis which is slowly attacking her organs She believes the illness is linked to exposure to depleted uraniumSays her only hope is having stem-cell transplant to regenerate her organs By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 12:47 GMT, 3 April 2013 | UPDATED: 13:34 GMT, 3 April 2013 Katrina Brown is suffering from a rare, deadly illness after being exposed to uranium while serving in Iraq A soldier who developed a deadly illness after being exposed to uranium in Iraq is facing a race against time to raise the money she needs for potentially life-saving treatment.

Foreign private patients pay tens of thousands of pounds for livers donated to the NHS

Foreign private patients pay tens of thousands of pounds for livers donated to the NHSKing's College NHS Foundation Trust carried out 19 operations in 2 yearsIt is believed the trust has been paid around 1m for the operationsThe organs have been given to fee paying non EU patients There are currently 550 NHS patients awaiting a life saving transplant By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 11:44 GMT, 24 March 2013 | UPDATED: 08:15 GMT, 25 March 2013 Scarce donor organs meant for NHS patients are being sold to wealthy foreigners for tens of thousands of pounds.

Mother"s anguish as son she hoped would keep her sick daughter alive is also diagnosed with same life-threatening condition

Mother's anguish as son she hoped would keep her sick daughter alive is also diagnosed with same life-threatening blood disorder Emma Whittaker, 4, and her brother James, 3, have Fanconi Anaemia The rare blood disorder can lead to bone marrow failure and cancerEmma was diagnosed first and it was hoped James' bone marrow could help But family's hopes dashed two months later when he was also diagnosed They are now desperately searching for bone marrow donor to save Emma when her mother noticed she was bruising easily.

A 17-hour operation under four surgeons: The woman who became the third in Britain to survive a six-organ transplant

A 17-hour operation under four surgeons: The woman who became the third in Britain to survive a six-organ transplantDawn Carter, third person ever in Britain to survive such a procedureGiven a new liver, pancreas, colon, stomach, intestine and kidney By Christine Fieldhouse PUBLISHED: 22:00 GMT, 16 February 2013 | UPDATED: 22:07 GMT, 16 February 2013 Saved survivor: Dawn Carter's six-organ transplant surgery took 17 hours It was an extraordinary operation – transplanting six organs into a 53-year-old woman in 17 hours of surgery.

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.

Young mother spends her first healthy Christmas with children as double-lung transplant gives her a second chance at life

'I think of my donor all the time,' says grateful young mother whose double lung transplant has given her a second chance at life Mother of two Natalie Kerr, 31, spent Christmas 2011 hooked up to an oxygen machineFormer nurse was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension four years agoPotentially fatal condition means blood and oxygen can't get to the lungs But her life was saved thanks to a double lung transplant By Emily Payne PUBLISHED: 15:43 GMT, 2 January 2013 | UPDATED: 15:43 GMT, 2 January 2013 Just over a year ago, Natalie Kerr thought her two young children would be spending this Christmas without her.

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.