'I've waited 4 years for a transplant'
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'I've waited 4 years for a transplant'

Doctors say black and Asian patients are needlessly dying while waiting for organ transplants because of a severe shortage of ethnic minority donors in the UK.

Only a third of black and Asian families allow a dead relative's organs to be used, yet ethnic minority patients are three or four times more likely to suffer organ failure. That's because of a higher risk of developing diabetes or high blood pressure, both of which are a major cause of kidney failure.

  • 07 Nov 2017
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