Organ donation isn’t talked about nearly as much as blood donation, but it is just as important. Nearly 60% of the more than 100,000 men, women, and children waiting for organ transplants, are minorities, but minorities only make up 30% of registered donors. For Tina Montgomery, with the Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donor Network, that needs to change. Montgomery says organ donation is different than blood donation.
There are two different ways for you to donate, and while Gift of Hope works with those who died, you don’t need to die, to donate an organ like a kidney.
For minorities, you have the best chance of a match by getting another minority to help donate. The biggest thing is to communicate with your family what your desires are after you pass away.
Montgomery says that you can register and find more information at giftofhope.org.
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