What you need to know
Transplantation is one of the most remarkable success stories in the history of medicine. But despite continuing advances in medicine and technology, the need for organs and tissue is vastly greater than the number available for transplantation.
Transplantation gives hope to thousands of people with organ failure and provides many others with active and renewed lives
ARE YOU A DONOR
What is National Minority Donor Awareness Week and why is it important?
National Minority Donor Awareness Week, celebrated annually on August 1-7, is a nationwide observance to honor the generosity of multicultural donors and their families, while also underscoring the critical need for people from diverse communities to register their decision to Donate Life as organ, eye and tissue donors. It is a time to promote healthful living and disease prevention to decrease the need for transplantation. 57 percent of those on the national organ transplant waiting list are minorities. In 2013, 11,813 minority patients received organ transplants; while there were 2,887 minority deceased donors and 1,803 minority living donors.
In 2013, there were:
5,796 Black organ transplant recipients and 2,020 Black donors.
4,133 Hispanic organ transplant recipients and 1,940 Hispanic donors.
1,546 Asian and Pacific Islander organ transplant recipients and 455 Asian and Pacific Islanders donors.
You Have the Power to Save Lives
Cleveland MOTTEP educates the community on the importance of organ and tiscue donation. We do not procure/recover organs or have involvement with the national waiting list but we work collaborativelly with the local Organ Procurement Organization, For more info, contact your physcian.