More Asian people likely to be a living organ donor than a deceased donor but Asian patients still wait six months longer for a transplant
People from Asian backgrounds are more likely to donate an organ while they are alive than after death, according to figures out today.
NHS Blood and Transplant’s Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) Organ Donation and Transplant Activity report shows last year 84 of the 142 living donors from BAME backgrounds were Asian – almost 8.5% of all living donors. And 95 Asian people received a living donor transplant – the highest since 2016. The number of deceased organ donors in the BAME community is lower with 112 deceased donors last year.
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