Call for more BME organ donors in Bristol

25 April 2014 Last updated at 14:41 BST

A Bristol woman who has been waiting for a kidney for 11 years is calling for more Asian and Afro-Caribbeans to donate an organ to a stranger.

NHS Blood and Transplant figures show 30% of patients waiting for an organ transplant in the city are from the black and minority ethnic community.

Maureen Roland said she was starting to get complications with her treatment and doctors were running out of places to connect up to the dialysis machine.

“I don’t know how much longer this machine will keep me alive,” she added.

It follows a campaign by the city’s first Muslim ceremonial lord mayor, Councillor Faruk Choudhury, started last year.

He is trying to get as many people as possible from the black and minority ethnic community to sign-up to become an organ donor.