Action On Blood has been supporting Yinyinola Enterprises on its organ donation project, My Farewell Handbook, for NHS Blood & Transplant.
The goal of the project is to inform black, Asian and other ethnic minorities about the change to organ donation law that came into effect on 20th May 2020. As there are many important end-of-Iife and legacy issues that are important to people in this age group – but that are rarely talked about – Yinyinola wanted to use the opportunity to address those issues too.
So it decided to produce a guide that would help seniors from these communities to explore their organ donation decision, make other important end-of-life and legacy decisions AND inform their families about all their wishes.
It will train a team of black and Asian elders about the law change, the urgent need for more black donors and the importance of telling their family about the decision. The team will then help design and produce the guide, which they and other elders can complete and share with their families.
If you are a black, Asian or ethnic minority senior (aged 60 or above) and you have been chosen to participate in this project, click on the link below. You will need the password given to you by Action On Blood to access this part of the site.
Yinyinola is a care home provider for black and Asian ethnic minority elders, based in London. It is experienced at addressing challenging topics such as end-of-life care, making a will, and managing long term conditions. It supports its users to cope with terminal illness, interacting with their families. It understands and can negotiate the inter-generational and cultural conflicts that often arise when dealing with important issues like decisions around organ donation.
Yinyinola is a member of Action On Blood, a global community of donors committed to spreading the voluntary blood and organ donation message widely.