OverviewOrgan Shortages CriticalInformation for the South Asian CommunityOrgans by Race?
Asian Attitudes to Organ DonationOrgan Donation and Transplantation - The Multi-Faith Perspective
Important Facts Our Problem & Our Responsibility Organs for SaleOne Man's Story
One Man's Story - Ten Years On Anup Nahar's StoryWalk in Love and Hope
Living Transplants Reach All Time HighEthnicity & Renal Failure: Disparity or Diversity
Early Management of Renal Failure: Prevention or Prevarication?Asian Organ Donors Urgently Needed
Kidney Disease: the silent killer affecting YOU - and how to prevent itThe Body Snatchers
SADP Endorses PM'S Proposal for Presumed Consent for Organ Donation
Celebrities Back New Campaign To Urge Asian Communities To Join The NHS Organ Donor Register
New Book - 'Thankyou for Life'SADP supports Healthtalkonline.org - organ donation & transplantation
Early Management of Renal Failure:
Deepak Mahtani, International Director of South Asian Development Partnership, spoke from his own experience on:
The benefits of early referral in treatment
OnIn the area of renal failure, organ donation and transplantation, we endeavour to work together in partnership with existing organisations to achieve the following objectives:
Whilst all of this was going on I considered donating one of my own kidneys to my sister, but I discovered I was at the infant stage of the same disease. However, in my case, early diagnosis was key and my illness was well managed for four years through diet and exercise. When I finally developed end stage renal failure and went on a waiting list for a kidney, a nephrologist at St Helier told me that I would have to wait longer for a kidney because I was South Asian. At first I thought this was discrimination, but then discovered that South Asians have three to four times the rate of kidney disease, in addition to having the B blood group. And hypertension and diabetes rates are higher than for other populations. In fact, 18% of the total number of kidney patients waiting for a transplant are of South Asian origin.
In 1995 I started dialysis, and ten days later received a kidney transplant. I stand before you today as testimony to the importance of early diagnosis and referral, regular check-ups, and awareness of symptoms.
Issues in the South Asian population
To conclude, I believe it is important to create custom made materials that are culturally sensitive for educating the South Asian population in a way it understands. White ‘Anglo’ posters don’t speak to South Asians. It is important to emphasise that kidney disease is “Our Problem and Our Responsibility.” We as South Asians have to realise that we can’t rely on the host community to meet all of our needs. The South Asian Development Partnership believes that Awareness, Communication and Education (ACE) are the three key things that will help to win this difficult battle.
for the South Asian CommunityOrgans by Race?
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