Nuffield Council for Bioethics support Foundation calls for organ donation strategy

Posted on Tue 11 Oct 2011

Nuffield Council for Bioethics support Foundation calls for organ donation strategy
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A new report into organ donation from the Nuffield Council for Bioethics has referenced the Race Equality Foundation's recent briefing 'Achieving equality in organ donation and transplantation in the UK: challenges and solutions on black and minority ethnic communities'.  The paper supports the Foundation's call for a clear strategy which can ensure that culturally competent organ donation educational materials are properly implemented.  The report also highlights various options to encourage organ donation, including the possibility of paying for the funerals of organ donors.  Jabeer Butt, Deputy CEO of the Race Equality Foundation says:

"We support any effort to increase the numbers of organ donors- with large numbers of people waiting for organs, particular­ly from black and minority ethnic communitie­s, we believe that ongoing dialogue about donation is essential. While some people will give their organs as a gift of life without compensati­on, for others this might raise awareness of the register and encourage them to sign up."

See 'Achieving equality in organ donation and transplantation in the UK: challenges and solutions on black and minority ethnic communities'.