Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP

Member of Parliament for Streatham (and parts of Balham, Clapham Common, Tulse Hill and Brixton Hill)
Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Clapham & Brixton Hill

Organ Donation Awareness Week

Sep 23, 2023 | Campaigns, Constituency Work

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Bell holds up a giant pink NHS organ donor card, wearing a pink NHS organ donation t-shirt that says "the gift of life" on it.

It was great to be at Windrush Square last weekend to mark Organ Donation Awareness Week, celebrating Black organ donors and spreading awareness of the need for more donors from ethnic minority communities. Overall consent rates were 40% for ethnic minority donors last year compared to 71% for White potential donors. There is a significant need for more organ donors of Black and Asian heritage to help the growing number of patients awaiting life-saving transplants. Blood and tissue matches are most likely to be found between people of the same ethnicity.