|Taking organ transplantation to 2020|
|Tuesday, 28 May 2013|
The Organ Donation Taskforce has succeeded in its aim of increasing the number of deceased organ donors by 50% over five years.
The organisation set the target for the UK in 2008 following little increase in donations over the previous decade. In 2012/13, it was announced that 1,212 people donated organs in the UK, which also brought a 30% in transplants undertaken.
A new UK organ donation strategy, Taking Organ Transplantation to 2020 will be launched in the summer. The strategy will build on the recommendations of the Organ Donor Taskforce and set new challenges to increase organ donation, enhance transplant outcomes and change public attitudes.