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Organ donation education in schools?

Organ donation education in schools?

School pupils should learn about organ and blood donation to help tackle the "silent crisis" of a lack of ethnic minority donors in England, a group of Labour MPs has said.

Demand for blood, stem cells and organs in these groups is particularly high and supply very low, their review says.

Lack of awareness and a mistrust of clinicians were among the reasons.

MPs said teaching children about donation would boost donor numbers by preventing "misinformation spreading".

Although people from ethnic minority groups can receive donations from white people, the best match is often from a person with the same ethnic background.

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