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Did you know that August 1-7 is National Minority Donor Awareness Week?
Help celebrate! Learn the facts about minorities and donation, get answers to commonly asked questions about organ donation, and register to become an organ donor.
1. National Minority Donor Awareness Week is about organ donation AND disease prevention.
While National Minority Donor Awareness Week was established to increase awareness around the need for more registered organ donors from minority groups and honor the diverse population of multicultural organ recipients, donors, and their families... it is also a time to increase awareness for healthy living habits and disease prevention in an effort to decrease the need for transplantation.
2. Currently, over 57% of waiting list candidates are minorities.