Organ donation among ethnic minorities : how UK primary care can help promote it

Pradeep, A, Siddiky, A, Ormandy, P and Augustine, T 2018, 'Organ donation among ethnic minorities : how UK primary care can help promote it' , British Journal of General Practice, 68 (668) , pp. 134-135.

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Abstract

There continues to be a significant paucity of Asian organ donors despite numerous public education campaigns in the UK. The prevalence of type 2 diabetes, a major cause of renal failure, is up to six times greater among South Asians, especially within the Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi communities as compared with the white population. However, the lower organ donation rates among this group result in a disproportionate number of Asian patients waiting longer for transplants. Promoting organ donation in this group represents one of the major challenges facing the transplant community and, despite a number of initiatives introduced in the UK, there has been little success.

The role of GPs in influencing the South Asian community in the UK to improve organ donation is potentially significant.

Here we reflect on our work (a PhD thesis by Agimol Pradeep — not published as yet), which sought to explore the impact of education interventions in increasing the number of organ donors.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society
Journal or Publication Title: British Journal of General Practice
Publisher: Royal College of General Practitioners
ISSN: 0960-1643
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Depositing User: Professor Paula Ormandy
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2018 11:20
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2018 11:20
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/46194

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