In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Gift of Hope honors the generosity of Hispanic organ and tissue donors and their families and underscores the growing need for and importance of Hispanic organ and tissue donors. We also salute Hispanic medical professionals and community partners who help make
Honoring Hispanic Donors
Spotlighting Hispanic Donation Partners
Artist Mauricio Ramirez Created Our Stunning Campaign Design
We’re proud of our continued partnership with local artist Mauricio Ramirez who created the artwork for our stunning Hispanic Heritage Month campaign design. Mauricio is a resident of the Austin community and became passionate about art early in his life. He learned color theory, design and form from early exposure to graffiti art. Mauricio attended the University of Illinois where he majored in English and Education. He draws inspiration from human interaction, cultural roots and topics that resonate with him personally. In 2019, Gift of Hope commissioned Mauricio to create its second organ and tissue donation-themed mural for Loretto hospital.
Partner Resources Below
For our partners, we’ve created a toolkit with different digital elements you can use to join our Hispanic Heritage Month celebration and to help spread the word about the importance of organ and tissue donation within your network. We ask you to consider using the branded materials provided for message and visual consistency, but you can also add your own logo and messaging to fit your audience. Thank you for your dedication to helping make organ and tissue donation and transplant possible.
Learn About Hispanic Heritage Month
Join us in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month – September 15 through October 15 – as we recognize the contributions the Hispanic community has made to American society and culture and honor our Mexican and Central American neighbors who celebrate their independence. During this month, Gift of Hope honors and recognizes the generosity of Hispanic organ and tissue donors and their families, while also underscoring the critical need for individuals from this diverse community to register as organ, eye and tissue donors. We also celebrate Hispanic transplant recipients, medical professionals and partners. Hispanic Heritage Month is a celebration of Hispanic history, culture and achievements in coordination with several Independence Day anniversaries:
- Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua: September 15
- Mexico: September 16
- Chile: September 18
Gift of Hope is taking this opportunity to honor the lifesaving gifts of organ and tissue donors and their families and the contributions of our partners who help make donation possible.
Gift of Hope is dedicated to saving and enhancing the lives of as many people as possible through organ and tissue donation and our mission is founded on the core belief that donation transcends all forms of diversity, connects people from all walks of life and offers the gift of life and healing to people in need. While more than 6,700 Hispanics received organ transplants in 2019, myths regarding organ and tissue donation continue to be major barriers preventing many from becoming registered donors. Our educational efforts during Hispanic Heritage Month aim to empower individuals to learn more about the lifesaving benefits of donation and encourage them to join the registry.
Registering as an organ and tissue donor is an opportunity to leave a legacy and offer hope for life to endure. Please consider registering to become and organ and tissue donor through the Gift of Hope website or by texting COMMIT or REGALO to 51555.
Events This Month
Facebook Live Discussion with Dr. Caicedo
September 15 | 10:30-11:00 a.m. CST
Join us for a live interview with Transplant Surgeon Dr. Juan Carlos Caicedo of
Northwestern Memorial Hospital hosted by our very own Community Outreach Specialist Jennifer Aguilar.
Use the hashtag #NHHM and #HispanicHeritageMonth
Also, tag and follow our social media accounts.