Thursday, September 1, 2016
A shortage of transplant organs for black people and Asians in Britain is being caused by a lack of donations from within those communities, NHS Blood and Transplant has said
Fewer than a third of black and Asian families allow a dead relative's organs to be used, compared with two-thirds of white families. More than 1,300 people died waiting for a transplant in Britain in 2015. The NHS said that ethnic minority groups needed to discuss organ donation. Although people from ethnic minorities can receive organs from white donors, the best match is often from a person with the same ethnic background.