Radio Nation was an innovative project that ran for two years (2012-2013) to work closely with the NHS Blood and Transplant service and funded by the Department of Health.

The aim of the project was to increase people from the black and south Asian  communities (Department of Health categories) willing to join the Organ Donor Register and to increase the willingness of the families of potential donors to consent to organ donation should the situation arise.

The project included training for community radio staff and volunteers on the issues involved, production of awareness-raising jingles in community languages, availability of paper-based resources for the community and an in-depth programme on the issues surrounding organ donation and BAME communities.

The project involved seventeen stations and was externally evaluated by an academic institution.


Updated by Bill Best on 2 December 2014.