The decision to donate is an important decision. We know that faith and family informs this decision.

The Community Spoke

And We Listened

Faith and family play a large role in the decision to become an organ and tissue donor among the Latinx community. We launched Let’s Talk to reach out to those communities, where people are more likely to need an organ transplant, yet less likely to sign up as donors. We talked with people in the community and in faith centers and encouraged them to share their stories, to break down misconceptions, to address myths and to encourage their neighbors, families and friends to sign up as donors.

In the U.S., there are about 110,000 people waiting for a life-saving organ, and about 60 percent of them represent racial and ethnic minorities. In Michigan, it’s about half the patients on the waiting list. This is a discussion that can save lives.

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A single organ donor can save as many as eight lives. A tissue donor can help heal up to 75 others.

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