Organ donation and ethnicity

For many patients in need of a transplant the best match will come from a donor from the same ethnic background.

Be the difference

If you are Black, Asian or belong to a minority ethnic group, your decision to become an organ donor could increase the chances of someone from the same ethnic background finding a suitable match.

You could even save someone's life. 

Did you know?

Black, Asian and minority ethnic patients often have to wait significantly longer for a successful match than white patients, due to a shortage of suitably matched donors. 

If more people with these ethnic backgrounds donated their organs after death, or as a living donor, then transplant waiting times would reduce.

Your decision matters

If you are Black, Asian or belong to a minority ethnic group, then sharing your decision is also an opportunity to increase awareness about the need for organ donors from your ethnic background.

Who you could help



You may also be interested in