If you are black or Asian, you will wait on average half a year longer for a matching donor than if you are white. Those six months could be a matter of life or death. We must address this by empowering communities to own the conversation around organ donation
We’ve been awarded funding by @NHSOrganDonor’s BAME Community Investment Scheme, funded by @DHSCgovuk to raise awareness of organ donation & the upcoming change in the law.
Giving the gift of an organ is a deeply personal decision this project is to help people to make an informed choice
It is part of the UK government campaign funded by the National Health Service (NHS) Blood and Transplant, with support from the National BAME Transplant Alliance (NBTA), to break down what it believes are “myths and barriers” and increase support for organ donation among black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.
This project will focus on creating awareness of the new laws surrounding organ donation. It will enable African youth to start talking about this issue of organ donation and death which appears to be a taboo within the African communities and get acquainted with the change in the law, the Opt-out – Max and Keira’s Bill that will come into effect in 2020
To learn more about the new law visit https://www.nhsbt.nhs.uk/news/momentous-day-for-organ-donation-as-max-and-keira-s-law-achieves-royal-assent/