Asians comprise 7 % in the total population; they make up 17% of the transplant waiting list.
More than 6,000 people across the UK are waiting for transplants without which they could die. Individuals from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities make up 31% of this list, despite only representing 10.8% of the population. This is because they are more susceptible to illnesses such as diabetes and hypertension, which can result in organ failure. Although many BAME patients can receive a transplant from a white donor, for many the best match will come from a donor from the same ethnic background.
Look out for gurudwara events on more information on organ donation. These will be advertised here and messaged through other SGSSS social media channels.
For more information on organ donation from different perspectives, visit NHSBT YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/nhsorgandonation