• Thursday, December 08, 2022

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Jeremy Hunt appeals for more Asian organ donors

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt’s proposal could help to raise awareness and save lives (Photo by: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

By: Lauren Codling

by LAUREN CODLING RAISING awareness and dispelling myths through education in the Asian community will help to increase acceptance of people becoming organ donors, campaigners have said, as health secretary Jeremy Hunt launched a public consultation on Tuesday (12) to introduce an opt-out system. Currently only 33 per cent of Asians have told their family they wish to donate their organs, compared with almost half of all adults in England. The new system will mean people won’t have to sign up to be an organ donor and can instead opt out, if they choose to. Hunt urged communities to overcome…

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