National Minority Donor Awareness Month

August is National Minority Donor Awareness Month.

Join the campaign to improve community health & save lives.

August is National Minority Donor Awareness Month.

Join the campaign to improve community health & save lives.

August is National Minority Donor Awareness Month.

Join the campaign to improve community health & save lives.

August 2021 marks the nation’s 25th National Minority Donor Awareness Month observance. It's as critical as ever to call attention to the importance of minority organ, eye and tissue donors.

  • Nearly 60% of the more than 100,000 men, women and children waiting for lifesaving organ transplants in the U.S. are from minority communities.
  • In Illinois, nearly 4,000 people are waiting—and more than 60% are people of color.
  • Transplants can be successful regardless of the race or ethnicity of the donor and recipient. But chances of longer-term survival may increase if a donor and recipient share a similar genetic background. In some medical instances, organs from donors of the same race or ethnic heritage can decrease the possibility of organ rejections and improve transplant success rates.

Campaign Materials Available

Our Campaign Toolkit Guide provides easy reference on how to use the resources below that you can quickly download and share on social media, email or on your website.

Minority donors make a powerful, lasting impact on the health of their communities.

Gift of Hope is proud to partner with Donate Life America, the Association for Multicultural Affairs in Transplantation (AMAT) and our Illinois and northwest Indiana communities, hospitals, volunteers and partners during National Minority Donor Awareness Month 2021: One Voice, One Vision… to Save and Heal Lives.

Join the campaign to share the facts and encourage donor registration in our communities of color.

We encourage you to join us in celebrating National Minority Donor Awareness Month by sharing the below resources with your community.

Download campaign materials.

Press release, e-mail or article template

Flyer (printable)

Social media graphics and posts

Web banners

Infographic (printable)

Coloring sheet (printable)

On social media: Follow Gift of Hope and share the campaign on:

Use hashtags #NMDAM #OneVoiceOneVision #GiftofHope

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