Consent for organ donation
Last updated 27 April 2020 - see all updates
1. Main facts and figures
- in 2018/19, around two-thirds of the families of eligible organ donors gave consent to organ donation after the donor had died
- the families of White donors were 1.7 times as likely to give consent (70.5%) compared with donors from all other ethnic groups combined (41.7%)
The ethnic categories used in this data
Due to the small number of eligible organ donors, the data is broken down into the following 2 broad categories:
- White – White ethnic groups (including White British and White ethnic minorities)
- Other – all other ethnic minorities
2. By ethnicity
|Ethnicity||Number approached||Number who consented||% consented|
|Other than White||331||138||41.7|
Summary of Consent for organ donation By ethnicity Summary
The data presented here is a summary of statistics from the UK Transplant Registry (UKTR).
The UKTR collects this information from NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) and hospital staff.
NHSBT capture information about potential organ donors through the Potential Donor Audit (PDA), which includes all patient deaths in UK intensive care units and emergency departments.
- deaths on wards
- patients over 80 years old
Percentages are rounded to one decimal place.
4. Data sources
Type of data
Type of statistic
NHS Blood and Transplant
Purpose of data source
The source of this data is the UK Transplant Registry (UKTR). The purpose of the data set is to match and allocate organs for transplantation.
5. Download the data
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