The need for organ and tissue donation affects people of all ages, races, cultures, and ethnic backgrounds. Here in North Carolina, African-Americans make up 21.4 percent of North Carolina’s overall population, and of the population waiting for an organ transplant, 52 percent are African-Americans.
That’s where the Community Health Coalition comes in. They’ve teamed up with Donate Life NC to boost minority organ donors in Durham. Click to read this story from online publication ThinkProgress, and click here to learn how to become a donor.