Organ donation: we can break taboos among British BAME communities

Successes in the US, Israel and Qatar prove that religious and cultural hurdles highlighted in a new report can be overcome

“You need to start looking for a kidney donor right away. Start with social media and go all out.”

The tone and urgency of her doctor’s advice had left Ashley De La Mode somewhat perplexed. With just 5% kidney function remaining, the 38-year old makeup artist and single parent from London knew she needed an organ transplant sooner rather than later.

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