National BAME Transplant Alliance
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The National BAME Transplant Alliance (NBTA) brings NHS Blood and Transplant together with a number of charities to increase donor numbers and change attitudes to donation and transplantation within black and minority ethnic communities.
The group considers issues including:
- the high demand for organ donations amongst black and minority ethnic communities
- the low number of donors amongst these groups
- problems of donor compatibility amongst minority ethnic groups.
The group works to raise awareness of current inequalities and promote the importance of donation, including stem cell donation.
- the NBTA website
- See A vision for change, a voice for the future: Strategic plan 2012/3 - 2014/5 (external website)
- For more information on black and minority ethnic organ donation, please see our Better Health briefing, Achieving equality in organ donation and transplantation in the UK: Challenges and solutions (external website)
- For more information on the launch of the NBTA, please see the DH press release (external website).
The members of NBTA are:
- African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust (ACLT)
- Afiya Trust
- Anthony Nolan
- DWIB Leukaemia Trust
- Hindu Forum of Britain
- Institute for Health Research
- Kidney Research UK
- Muslim Student Healthcare Network
- NHS Blood and Transplant
- National Kidney Federation
- Race Equality Foundation
- Seventh Day Adventist Church
- South Asian Health Foundation
- The Rik Basra Leukaemia Campaign
Resources and media coverage
- NBTA information leaflet (312kb PDF file)
- NBTA report on Black, Asian and minority ethnic stem cell donor registration and transplantation data
This paper pulls together data related to stem cell donor registration and transplantation within black and minority ethnic communities in the UK from Anthony Nolan, NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) and the Office for National Statistics. It uses this data to highlight issues for the future.
- From the Heart - shortage of ethnic minorities on the donor list, ITV report, 13 February 2013 (external website)