What is Organ Donation?
Organ donation is the gift of an organ to help someone who needs a transplant. Thousands of people’s lives across the UK are saved or improved each year by organ transplants. But every day across the UK, someone dies waiting for an organ transplant. Organs that can be donated by people who have died include the heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, pancreas and small bowel. Tissue such as skin, bone, heart valves and corneas can also be used to help others. Living donation of a single kidney or part of a liver is also possible. By donating organs, you can save or transform the lives of others. To find out about your choices and how you can register your decision to become an organ donor, please click here.
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Number of Asians waiting for an organ transplant
Number of Asian donors after death
Number of Asian living donors
Family consent rates for organ donations from eligible ethnic minority groups
Family consent rates for organ donations from eligible white donors
‘Figures in 2019/20′
Hundreds of people visited us at Diwali in Trafalgar Square to find out more about organ donation and their choices. We were joined by special organ donation nurses from NHS Blood and Transplant to answer questions and encourage conversations. Thank you to all who made a...
An Organ Donation Summit held at City Hall in London marked an important milestone in the efforts to increase organ donation rates and save more lives. The Summit was organised by Jain and Hindu Organ Donation Alliance (JHOD), The National Black, Asian, Mixed Race, and...
Three years on from the law change in England, JHOD calls on the community to make a 'definite organ donation decision' and tell their families about their wishes. This follows findings of research commissioned by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, which...
We work with NHSBT on a number of our projects to raise awareness of organ donation.