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.