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In multiethnic communities, the need for organ donors is great! In Mississippi, more than 90% of individuals in need of a kidney transplant are African-American. Below are some interesting statistics from Donate Life America.

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  • Kidney Disease
    • 33% of all American adults are at risk for kidney disease
    • Black/African Americans are three to four times more likely to progress to kidney failure compared to White Americans
    • Hispanics/Latinos are 1.3 times more likely to progress to kidney failure compared to White Americans

    Waiting List

    • 30,400 (29%) people on the national transplant waiting list are Black/African American
    • About 21,900 people on the national transplant waiting list are Hispanic/Latino
    • More than 9,600 people on the national transplant waiting list are Asian/Pacific Islander

    Recipients in 2020

    • 2,300 Asian/Pacific Islander organ transplant recipients
    • 6,500 Hispanic/Latino organ transplant recipients
    • 8,400 Black/African American organ transplant recipients

    Donors in 2020

    • 356 deceased and 261 living Asian/Pacific Islander donors
    • 1,982 deceased and 390 living Black/African American donors
    • 1,845 deceased and 831 living Hispanic/Latino donors

To learn more facts about multicultural donation statistics, click here.

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