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2014-08-06 16:30:24

Awards Ceremony To Celebrate High Donor Authorization Rate Among Latinos and Recognize Key Contributors CHICAGO, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network kicked off National Minority Donor Awareness week, (August 1-7), with the inaugural "Faces of Hope" Awards ceremony on July 31(st). The "Faces of Hope" distinction was awarded to Chicago city officials and professionals who through their work have delivered long-term benefits to Hispanics and to the...

2011-07-27 00:01:21

August 1 is the 15th Anniversary of National Minority Donor Awareness Day. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 26, 2011 Minority populations in the United States, particularly African-Americans, are disproportionately affected by illnesses that can lead to the need for organ, tissue or eye transplants. In Illinois, nearly 5,000 people are on the organ transplant waiting list. 40 percent of these people are African-Americans, most of whom are waiting for a donor kidney. Many of the conditions leading...