Communication from NHS Blood and Transplant May 2020
NHS Blood and Transplant are writing to update you on the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on organ donation and transplantation across the UK.
As you know from previous communications, it is rare for people to be able to donate their organs when they die - only around 1 in 100 people die in such circumstances. Those who do choose to donate, save and improve the lives of people waiting for an organ transplant.
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the UK’s organ donation and transplantation services in two ways.