Promoting donation and awareness of organ, blood and stem cell work in the Jain and Hindu communities of the UK

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. Find out about your choices, and how you can register your decision to become an organ donor, please click here.

Number of Asians waiting for an organ transplant

Number of Asian donors after death

Number of Asian living donors

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Family consent rates for organ donations from eligible ethnic minority groups

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Family consent rates for organ donations from eligible white donors

‘Figures in 2019/20′

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Legislation

The law around organ donation in England was changed on 20th May 2020 to help save and improve more lives. Shortage of organ donation means that every day across the UK, someone dies waiting for a transplant.

 

Give a Gift, Give an Organ

Following the death of 19-year-old Kurran Metha in a car crash, his mother chose to donate most of his organs to give the chance of life to other people.

 

 

Our News

MBE Honour for JHOD Founder and Chair, Kirit Modi
MBE Honour for JHOD Founder and Chair, Kirit Modi

Kirit Modi, Founder and Chair of the Jain and Hindu Organ Donation Steering Group (JHOD), and Honorary President for the National Kidney Federation (NKF) and the National Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Transplant Alliance (NBTA) has received an MBE in the Queen’s...

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Seeking p-t Outreach Coordinator
Seeking p-t Outreach Coordinator

Seeking a part-time Outreach Coordinator to help us continue our work to promote organ donation across England.  This new role is funded by NHS Blood and Transplant via the Community Investment Scheme.  Please review the job description and apply with your CV and...

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Supporting the Tribute to Life Project
Supporting the Tribute to Life Project

JHOD is proud to support the Tribute to Life Project launched by NHS Blood & Transplant yesterday during the Commonwealth Day launch celebrations. This project presents a unique opportunity to highlight the ongoing need to increase levels of organ and tissue donation and...

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Resources

We are on a mission to make a change about organ donation. Watch our work on YouTube and Facebook.

Partners

We work with NHSBT on a number of our projects to raise awareness of organ donation.