OneLegacy Continues Its Commitment to Serve Diverse Donation and Transplantation Communities During National Minority Donor Awareness MonthAugust 24, 2020 |
LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)– As part of its commitment to serve the many diverse communities of Southern California, OneLegacy continues its outreach initiatives during August’s National Minority Donor Awareness Month. People of color make up more than 70% of transplant recipients in the region; but the need for organ donation and transplantation is greater in minority communities, while cultural perceptions and economic barriers persist that often prevent people of color from becoming donors or recipients.
National Minority Donor Awareness Month is a nationwide, collaborative effort to save and improve the quality of life of diverse communities by creating a positive culture for organ, eye and tissue donation. To support the effort, OneLegacy has marshalled its resources to bring heightened awareness to donation and transplantation in minority communities and to bridge the gap between the demand for organ transplants and supply of donated organs.