From the Heart

All week ITV are running a special series on organ donation as part of their 'From the Heart' campaign. We want your help to try and save thousands of lives.

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Shortage of organ donors in ethnic communities

There's a worrying shortage of organ donors in ethnic minority communities. A fifth of the 900 people waiting for kidneys in Manchester are Asian.

Yet less than 2% of people on the donor register are actually from Asian backgrounds.

That's despite religious leaders saying organ donation should be encouraged.

In the latest in our series to mark ITV's From the Heart campaign, Mel Barham's been hearing from one man having to wait.

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