Jorge Cervantes Shares the Importance of Organ and Tissue Donation for the Hispanic Community

Jorge Cervantes, Transplant Nurse, Northwestern Memorial Hospital

“Organ donors bring hope to patients and families who are holding out for a miracle and it empowers transplant patients to take back life’s most important moments.

It is important to inform and educate Hispanic patients and their families about the options, risks, and benefits of living and deceased donor transplants so that they can make informed decisions about what is best for them. There is an apparent lack of information about living donation among Hispanics. Increasing and spreading information and education about transplants helps debunk any misinformation myths and fears people might have and lets them know that living donors, for example, can have children, exercise, work and have a normal conjugal/sex life after donation.”

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