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What does my religion say?

The major religions in the UK support the idea of organ donation and transplantation. If you’re not sure about your religion’s teachings, then find out more from the pages below:

We encourage all ethnic groups to donate because there is a better success rate when we carry out transplants in the same ethnic group.

We match organs by blood group and tissue type (for kidney transplants).

People from the same ethnic group are more likely to be a close match.


  • Black and Asian patients wait longer than white patients for a kidney transplant.
  • Average waiting time for a liver transplant is 145 days for adults and 72 days for children.

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