Embracing National Minority Donor Awareness Week
“LifeGift is a reflection of our community,” are words often spoken by Kevin Myer, president and CEO.
At LifeGift, we have staff from a variety of multicultural backgrounds, including African-American, Asian, Central and South American, and Middle Eastern, to name just a few.
On that note, we would like to invite you to embrace National Minority Donor Awareness Week, August 1-7, 2015. Observed annually, National Minority Donor Awareness Week was created to increase awareness of the need for more organ, eye and tissue donors, especially among minorities, since 58 percent of the people on the national waiting list belong to a minority group.
What can you do? Communicate HOPE. Share educational information in your community, within your places of worship and among your friends and family. A simple question could initiate a lifesaving opportunity: “Did you know that more than half of the people on the transplant waiting list belong to a minority group?” Start the conversation and share the facts.
No matter what your background is, as LifeGift staff and supporters, we all are compassionate, passionate and professional, and we all offer hope.