The Community Spoke
And We Listened
We launched Let’s Talk to reach out to multicultural communities, where people are more likely to need an organ transplant, yet less likely to sign up as organ donors, to address the shortage of organs for transplant, educate people about the need for organ donors, break down some of the common myths and misconceptions and encourage them to sign up on the organ donor registry.
Today we remember Zahraa Alasadi, a remarkable young lady who received a new heart one year ago, on Valentine’s Day.
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how you feel about organ and tissue donation, at home and online.
about organ and tissue donation from people in your community.
We need each other.
A single organ donor can save as many as eight lives. A tissue donor can help heal up to 75 others.
How to Help
There are still too many people waiting for vital organs.
Minorities comprise 25 percent of the American population but make up more than 60 percent of those in need of transplants because of high rates of diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and obesity. We must close the knowledge gap and address the barriers that keep multicultural groups from becoming organ donors.