August is National Minority Donor Awareness Month
Thursday, July 30, 2020
Did you now that although sharing the same ethnicity is not a deciding factor for organ donation, the success of transplants increases when organs are matched between persons of the same ethnicity or racial group? Diversity in donation is vital, as matching the ethnicity of the donor and recipient can improve transplant success rates. Genetic makeup is especially important for kidney donation.
UI Health is excited to partner with Gift of Hope to increase awareness about the need for minority donors and recognize the lifesaving contributions of minority organ and tissue donors, their families, minority transplant recipients, and the healthcare professionals who enable the gift of hope through donation and transplantation.
Learn more about organ donations at Gift of Hope Donation Process at www.giftofhope.org/. To register your decision to offer life and hope, simply text COMMIT to 51555. Share this information with friends and family and start the donation conversation today.