National BAME Transplant Alliance

National BAME Transplant Alliance

For more information, please contact Tracey Bignall

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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 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
Living Transplant Initiative
NHSBT commissioned NBTA to manage the Living Transplant Initiative (LTI) in October 2016. The aim of the LTI is to increase the number of living kidney transplants among BAME communities through a targeted approach. Please find more information about this on the NBTA website.

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