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
Organ donation where you are
Each country in the United Kingdom has its own system for organ donation.
How organ donors change lives
Read about how as an organ donor you could give someone back their confidence, their independence, and even save a life.
Become a living donor
You can donate some organs while you are alive, and this is called living organ donation.