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Awareness campaign

I joined NHS Blood and Transplant as a specialist nurse in organ donation in 2012. Having spent my career working in critical care, organ donation was not a new concept for me, but in this specialist role I offer families the opportunity to donate their loved ones’ organs at the end of their life.

I joined NHS Blood and Transplant as a specialist nurse in organ donation in 2012. Having spent my career working in critical care, organ donation was not a new concept for me, but in this specialist role I offer families the opportunity to donate their loved ones’ organs at the end of their life.

Picture credit: Barney Newman

It always amazes me that people find the strength to be so selfless and courageous, thinking of others at such a difficult time.

At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust in Blackburn, I began working with the local council and the community group One Voice to raise awareness of organ donation among the Asian population. Almost 25% of people waiting for a kidney transplant are black and minority ethnic (BME), but fewer than 2% of people on the organ donor register are

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