Founded in 2009 Transplant 2013 is a coalition of patient groups, clinical organisations, and industry representing the combined voice of the organ donation and transplantation community.
Transplant 2013 was originally established to support the implementation of the Organ Donation Taskforce’s recommendations. Whilst the majority of those recommendations have now been implemented, with the latest figures showing that there has been a 47% increase in the number of deceased donors, there has been no overall improvement in the rate of consent to organ donation.
We believe that increasing rates of consent could have significant impact on the number of organ transplants taking place.
‘To promote leadership and knowledge of organ donation and transplantation in Parliament and other relevant institutions in order to significantly increase the number of organ transplants by increasing the deceased organ donation consent rate to 80%.’
The members of Transplant 2013 are Alexion, Astellas, the British Liver Trust, the British Society for Immunology, the British Transplantation Society, the Children’s Heart Federation, the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation, the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, the Donor Family Network, the International Transplant Nurses Society, Novartis and the South Asian Health Foundation.