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Overview | Organ Shortages Critical | Information for the South Asian Community | Organs by Race?
Asian Attitudes to Organ Donation | Organ Donation and Transplantation - The Multi-Faith Perspective
Important Facts | Our Problem & Our Responsibility | Organs for Sale | One Man's Story
One Man's Story - Ten Years On | Anup Nahar's Story | Walk in Love and Hope
Living Transplants Reach All Time High | Ethnicity & 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 it | The 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

Organ Shortages Critical for
South Asian Population


There are currently over 5340* people waiting for an organ transplant in the UK.  The situation for the Asian population is critical, particularly in the West Midlands where it is estimated that patients of Asian origin will comprise 50% of the waiting list by the year 2000.  This compares with just 0.6% of donors coming from the Asian population in the 6 year period upto 1996. The national picture is little better where the Asian population comprises 3.5% of the UK total, compared to a disproportionately high number -- an estimated 18-20% -- on the transplant waiting list.

Asian Leukaemia Crisis Appeal

Ram Gidoomal, Chairman, and Deepak Mahtani, Organ Donation Campaign Director of South Asian Development Partnership  and Executive Committee Member of  TIME (Transplants in Mind) wholly endorse the Asian Leukaemia Crisis Appeal.

We have been working to increase the awareness within the South Asian community of the health needs in terms of Organ Donation and Transplantation for the past 5 years.  We would encourage all Asians to take this initaitive seriously if we are to alleviate the long waiting lists for people on transplants.  Part of the solution to our health problems rests with each one of us and we all have a shared responsibility.

For more information: www.ckumar.freeserve.co.uk

* Source: UK Transplant, 2001. Please visit the UK Transplant website for up-to-date information.

Overview | Organ Shortages Critical | Information for the South Asian Community | Organs by Race?
Asian Attitudes to Organ Donation | Organ Donation and Transplantation - The Multi-Faith Perspective
Important Facts | Our Problem & Our Responsibility | Organs for Sale | One Man's Story
One Man's Story - Ten Years On | Anup Nahar's Story | Walk in Love and Hope
Living Transplants Reach All Time High | Ethnicity & 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 it | The 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
   


 
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