August 1 marked the 16th annual observance of National Minority Donor Awareness Day, a special day set aside each year to call public attention to the critical need for people of Hispanic, African-American and other minority heritages to register as organ and tissue donors and share their decisions with their loved ones.

Representatives from Gift of Hope, Donate Life Illinois and the City of Chicago observed National Minority Donor Awareness Day locally and statewide with news events, donation drives and other activities design to call attention to the ongoing need for people of minority heritages to register as organ and tissue donors.

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