Exploring the understanding and cultural beliefs surrounding organ donation amongst Black African Caribbean and Asian populations affected with kidney disease in Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham
Author: Clarke-Swaby, Sonia
Corporate author: Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Publisher: Department of Health
Publication date: September 2010
This study examines perceptions and beliefs about organ donation amongst black and minority ethnic communities. It argues that although cultural, emotional and religious beliefs may influence the decision to become a donor, in many cases the limited number of organ donors may be due to a lack of awareness about the need for donors. An event designed to educate and promote organ donation saw 1/3 of participants sign up to the register.