PEOPLE from the black and Asian communities have been urged to sign up to the donor list, with an information day taking place in Hounslow on Saturday (September 24).
Visitors to the NHS Blood & Transplant stand at the Treaty Centre, in Hounslow High Street, from 9am to 6pm, can lean more about organ donation from experts.
People from black and Asian communities are three times more likely to need an organ transplant than the rest of the population, according to NHS figures - but less than two per cent have signed up to the organ donor register.
Alia Rashid, specialist nurse in organ donation, said: "A transplant is much more likely to be successful if the donor and recipient have the same ethnic origin. Offering to become an organ donor means that you could save or enhance as many as nine lives."
To add your name to the donor register, call 0300 123 0000, text ORGAN to 64118 or visit www.organdonation.nhs.uk.