The coordinating voice for Black, Asian, Mixed Race and Minority Ethnic transplant donation
Living Transplant Initiative (LTI)

The aim of the LTI is to increase the number of living kidney transplants among BAME communities through a targeted approach.

NHSBT commissioned NBTA to manage the Living Transplant Initiative (LTI) in October 2016.

NBTA set up a LTI Steering Group to oversee this Initiative. The Steering Group decided to allocate funding to five projects from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018.

An interim report was produced giving an overview of the projects and their achievements in 2018.

Four projects were funded in 2018-2019. A further three smaller projects were funded from 1 September 2018 - 31 March 2019.

Read the final report here published in November 2019.

For any queries about this Initiative, please contact the Kirit Modi, Chair of the NBTA LTI Steering Group ( or contact the lead person for each project directly.
See also the project resources on the NHSBT website.

Living Transplant Initiative

2017-19 LTI Projects


Give a Gift, Donate a Kidney: A Jain Initiative

The Vanik Council is campaigning for living organ donation

Leaflet aimed at the Hindu community

Created by Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) is aimed at people within the Hindu community

The ACLT campaign

Promoting living donation in African-Caribbean communities

Transplant TV film

Cultural considerations in living donor kidney transplantation