August is Minority Donor Awareness Month

August 6, 2020

National Minority Donor Awareness Month is a collaborative initiative of Donate Life organizations to save and improve the quality of life of diverse communities by creating a positive culture for organ, eye, and tissue donation. National Minority Donor Awareness Month stems from National Minority Donor Awareness Week, founded in 1996 to bring heightened awareness to donation and transplantation in multicultural communities  focusing primarily on African American/Black, Hispanic/Latinx, Asian Pacific Islander and American Indian/Alaskan Native communities.

National Minority Donor Awareness Month is focused on outreach and education to:

  • Provide education about organ, eye, and tissue donation and transplantation.
  • Encourage donor registration and family conversations about donation.
  • Promote healthy living and disease prevention to decrease the need for transplantation.

What can you do to increase donation in your community?

  • Register your decision to be a donor here.
  • Tell your family and friends about your decision to Donate Life.
  • Participate in National Minority Donor Awareness Month in August. Click here for resources.