The Project

How we are raising awareness about organ donation

Action On Blood has been supporting Soma Healthcare on its organ donation project, Care Worker Conversations, for NHS Blood & Transplant.
 
With the onset of coronavirus, the project was put on hold as Soma’s care workers – who were the main participants in the project – were thrust into the front line to care for the vulnerable in the community. 
 
You will probably have heard that social care professionals, alongside their healthcare colleagues in the NHS, are working with dangerously low supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE).
 
To help self employed care workers across London and Essex that don’t have the same access to PPE as its own staff, Soma tweaked its project to replace t-shirts as the main promotional tool for organ donation, for home made, reusable, cloth face masks instead! 
 
And Action On Blood, using instructions provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC), took on the challenge of making them.
 
We have FREE Care Worker Conversations Packs containing face masks, information about organ donation and a few small gifts. 
 
If you are or you know a self employed care worker that would like a pack, follow this link for further information.
Get Care Worker Conversations Pack

About Soma Healthcare

Soma Healthcare is a medium sized healthcare company that provides personalised children and adults social care services across London and the surrounding counties.  We support 10 London Boroughs and County Councils, 8 Clinical Commissioning groups (CCGs), and private clients. Our diverse staff include over 20 different black, Asian and ethnic minority groups (Nigerian, Ghanaian, Jamaican, Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, etc.) and 30 different languages (Yoruba, Igbo, Twee, Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi, etc.). 

As a company working closely with communities, we are well placed to spread the culture of donation by word-of-mouth and other activities. We support our staff in community and charitable activities, particularly those that improve the health and wellbeing of minority communities.