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*Purpose: The recent reports suggest that organ donation from minority population have been increasing. The comparative organ donation data from the minority population reported to UNOS/NHSBT over the last five years was data mined.
*Methods: Deceased Organ donation figures from 2014/15-2019/20 were analysed. The percentage trends and organ donation probabilities of all donor groups were calculated.
*Results: Total numbers of total deceased organ-donations have increased in USA (N=9079 in 2015, N=11870 in 2019) and UK ( N=1298 in 2015, N=1454 in 2019). There has been an increase in donations from minorities ( USA N=3113 in 2015, N=4087 in 2019; UK N=80 in 2015; N=121 in 2019). In USA, % share of organ donation from minorities has been nearly constant at approx. 33-34% , in UK the % share has marginally improved from 6.2 % in 2015 to 7.3% in 2019.
Despite the increase in total numbers, the Delta-Δ change in organ-donation from minorities compared to total organ-donation volume has shown a negative trend compared to the previous years (USA 0.72% in 2015, –0.21%in 2019; UK 0.40% in 2015; 0.32% in 2019).
Population and viewpoints of minority-populations are different in both countries, yet religious/cultural beliefs are the commonest reasons for a family declining donation.
*Conclusions: Despite a marginal increase in donation numbers, the overall organ-donation from the minority-population is still low and has not kept in pace with total-donation volumes. The minority population needs more administration initiatives and education to improve organ donation.
To cite this abstract in AMA style:Sharma H, Pradeep A, Ditchfield A, Abraham M, Lominchar P, Mehra S, Skaro A. Increased Deceased Organ Donation Rates Among Racial and Ethnic Minorities: Not Exactly. A UNOS/NHSBT UK Donor Data Analysis Over the Last Five Years [abstract]. Am J Transplant. 2021; 21 (suppl 3). https://atcmeetingabstracts.com/abstract/increased-deceased-organ-donation-rates-among-racial-and-ethnic-minorities-not-exactly-a-unos-nhsbt-uk-donor-data-analysis-over-the-last-five-years/. Accessed June 23, 2021.
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