UK launches campaign to boost Asian organ donation


The UK government has launched a new campaign aimed at increasing organ donation rates within black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities by raising awareness and breaking down barriers to donation. According to a new report released earlier this week, only 7 per cent of donors last year were from BAME backgrounds, with Indians accounting for just 1.9 per cent of the NHS Organ Donation Register (ODR). The report found that 21 per cent of people who died on the organ donation waiting list in the UK last year were from a BAME background, compared with 15 per cent a…

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