On discovering that people from black communities are least making their bit in the noble deed of organ donation, the Great Western Hospital staff has decided to move all over Swindon and raise awareness amongst such people, a recent report reveals.
However, these people make the majority when it comes to receiving an organ as well as bear a lot of problems while wanting the same. It has been found by the NHS Blood and Transplant service that had conducted a survey that South Asian people are also to wait for double the time as compared to other groups.
The reason is not bias though, say the researchers. It is only shortage of organs that is causing everyone to wait long before undergoing for a transplant. A meeting was also held last week at GWH wherein the organ donation committee had participated.
During the discussion, it was found that while there were volunteers for organ donations from all faiths, including Sikhs, Muslim, Hindu and Christian. The only community that was lacking was the African Caribbean community and minority ethnic community. It was found that only 2% of people from this group registered for the same.
Thus, Consultant anaesthetist Malcolm Watters concluded, "The emphasis was to educate the communities about organ donation because no religious faiths are actually against donation".