Organs: Donors

Department of Health written question – answered on 15th January 2015.

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Photo of Luciana Berger Luciana Berger Shadow Minister (Public Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of people from BAME backgrounds in (a) Liverpool, Wavertree constituency and (b) the North West have registered on the organ donation register.

Photo of Luciana Berger Luciana Berger Shadow Minister (Public Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of people from BAME backgrounds in (a) Liverpool, Wavertree constituency and (b) the North West are currently on the organ donation waiting list.

Photo of Jane Ellison Jane Ellison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The proportion of people from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) background in Liverpool Wavertree and the North West on the Organ Donor Register and on the active transplant list (both as at 12 January 2015) are shown in the tables below.

Proportion on the Organ Donor Register

Area

White

BAME

Ethnicity not reported on ODR

Percentage of BAME reported on ODR

Wavertree

6,608

339

18,034

4.9%

North West

520,623

13,505

1,604,446

2.5%

Source: NHS Blood and Transplant

Proportion on the active transplant list

Area

White

BAME

Ethnicity not reported on active list

Total

Wavertree

3

2

0

5

North West

672

146

17

835

Source: NHS Blood and Transplant

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