Organ Utilisation Programme

This programme brings together a group of projects, with the aim of increasing overall organ utilisation from deceased donations.

Please note that living donation and transplantation are not covered by this programme.

Organ Utilisation Programme workstreams

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) has established five key workstreams within the programme:

  • Novel Technology and Innovation
  • Data & Insight
  • Clinical Leadership & Engagement
  • Education & Culture
  • Digital

These workstreams are responsible for driving forwards numerous key initiatives that will have a substantial contribution to the delivery of the Organ and tissue donation and transplantation (OTDT) strategy and improvements in organ utilisation.

Key projects

The following projects will examine how organ utilisation can be increased as part of the Organ Utilisation Programme (OUP).

Organ Utilisation Group

Established by the Department of Health and Social Care and reporting to all ministers of health in the UK, the Organ Utilisation Group aims to deliver recommendations on how to maximise the potential for organ transplantation and provide a premier healthcare system, that delivers equity, excellence, and innovation to meet the needs of those on the transplant waiting list.

While NHSBT is providing secretariat support to the Organ Utilisation Group, it is a separate initiative to the Organ Utilisation Programme, with a broader remit. The Organ Utilisation Group is also considering Living Donation and transplantation.

Need more information?

For more information on any of the organ utilisation projects, or the Organ Utilisation Group, please get in touch.

Email the team