LIVING KIDNEY DONATION
Kidneys are the most commonly donated organs by living people, and about a third of all kidney transplants carried out in the UK are from living donors.
Across the UK, more than 1,000 people each year donate a kidney or part of their liver while they are still alive to a relative, friend or someone they do not know.
The first step to becoming a donor is having the right information. Register your interest below and we’ll send you everything you need to know, as well as guiding you through the process.
Donor shortages: our silent crisis
Last year 34% of the waiting list for kidney transplants were Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) individuals. Only 28% of transplants were to BAME individuals. In other words, hundreds of people on the waiting list are still waiting – living with the daily uncertainty of whether they have a future.
If your loved one’s kidneys fail, they will be left waiting (on average) one year longer for a transplant if they’re Black than if they’re White. Meanwhile, the numbers of donors are falling: last year only 17 people from the Black community came forward, the lowest figure in five years.
The number of deaths will continue to rise and the number of donors to fall, unless ordinary members of the community find the courage to help.
Many know BBC 1XTRA radio personality, DJ Ace for his jovial, fun nature, catching jokes on the radio waves with the biggest names in music, however what many don’t know is that Ace is currently living with kidney failure and urgently needs a lifesaving kidney transplant to beat the illness.
What we do
ACLT provides personal support to those who register their interest to become a living donor. We’ll consult with you before you join the register to provide any answers to any questions you may have and provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision. Then we’ll be with you every step of the way, from your first meetings with the NHS to the final surgery – and we’ll guide you through aftercare too.
Should you wish to talk through your decision in person, please drop an email to our team at email@example.com or call the ACLT office on 020 3757 7700
NHS Organ Donation – For more information click here
British Transplant Society – For more information click here
The National Black, Asian, Mixed Race, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Transplant Alliance – For more information click here