All the major religions in the UK support the principles of organ donation and transplantation. These include Islam, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism, Judaism and Buddhism.
25% of people waiting for organ transplants are from the African Caribbean and Asian communities
Yet less than 2% of the people on the organ donor register are from these communities.
Organ transplants are more successful if the donor and recipient have the same ethnic origin.
As a result black and Asian people may wait three times as long as a white person for a kidney transplant.
What can you do?
You can change these facts.
By registering now with the Organ Donor Register go to the link on our website (station web address)
Tell your family and next of kin your wishes. They’re the ones that will make sure your act of kindness happens.
Click here for more information or to register now.