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Forth Coming Event
Fund raising event 18th July until 8th August exhibition and sale of prints produced by dad Henry being held at the quarry cafe Weston-s-mare all profits being donated to Harmony Trust please give your support come along and meet ollie. 2015-05-19
Raising awareness in South Asian communities
66% of Black, Asian and some Ethnic Minority (BAME) communities in the UK refuse to give permission for their loved ones organs to be donated. Yet there are more than 1154 Asian people waiting for an organ in the UK. Patients from BAME communities are more likely to need an organ transplant than the rest of the population as they are more susceptible to illnesses such as hypertension, diabetes and certain forms of hepatitis, all of which may result in organ failure and the need for a lifesaving transplant. 2014-05-21
Low donation rates
Blood and tissue type are among the most important factors when organs, such as kidneys, are allocated to patients and organ matching is likely to be closer when the ethnicity of the donor and recipient are the same. As a result on average, BAME communities will wait a year longer for a kidney transplant than a White patient. Many may die while waiting for an organ to become available. 2014-05-15
National Transplant Week
This year's National Transplant Week will take place from 7 - 13 July. We'll be updating you with news and information about the Week as plans develop so make sure you keep an eye on it. All the downloadable materials you'll need to help raise awareness of organ donation will soon be available there too. You can still watch the remarkable films made for last year's campaign by Homeland's David Harewood, Richard Branson, Sky News presenter Kay Burley and Emmerdale's Wil Johnson here and be inspired by their intimate and relaxed approach to having that all-imporant organ donation conversation. From the site you can also watch the winning and shortlisted films in last year's 'Organ Donation Through a Lens' competition. 2014-05-11