- A desire to learn more about the donation process
- Believe organ donation is a moral decision
- 244 African Americans received organ transplants from Michigan donors last year
- Donation decisions are made as a family
- Giving back is a cultural priority
- 44 Latinx people received organ transplants from Michigan donors last year
- Family discussions about donation are important for decision making
- Religion plays a significant role in making a donation decision
- 16 Arab Americans received organ transplants from Michigan donors last year
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.
The recent COVID-19 pandemic has altered life as we know it, but our mission hasn’t changed. It can’t. Now more than ever, communities need our work to continue.
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.
We invite you to join us in a virtual experience to elevate the conversation about the benefits of these lifesaving gifts. Talk to your families. Your friends. Your social networks. Let’s have this conversation together.