On Sunday, August 1st, National Minority Donor Awareness Day will be observed throughout the U.S. This annual day of observance has been established in order to increase awareness of organ donation among Asian, Alaskan Native, Pacific Islander and Native American, African American, and Hispanic/Latino populations and also to recognize minority donors and their families.
Patients in need of transplants usually find matches within their own ethnic group, but minorities have disproportionately fewer donors.
National Minority Awareness Day originated with the Minority Organ and Tissue Transplant Education Program at Howard University in Washington, D.C.
If you would like to register to be a donor or would like more information, please visit https://www.donatelifecalifornia.org/register.