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.

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