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36K African Americans Wait For Transplants

In celebration of Black History Month, we recognize the more than 36,000 African Americans who are waiting for a lifesaving transplant right now. In our community alone there are more than 250 African Americans waiting for an organ transplant.

Transplants matches made within the same ethnic group can be more compatible, which is why it’s important that more African Americans and other minorities register to be organ, eye and tissue donors. You can designate your decision and register as an organ, eye and tissue donor today at DonateLifeColorado.org or DonateLifeWyoming.org.

Severity of illness, time spent waiting, blood/tissue type, size and distance are the factors that determine a person’s place on the organ transplant waiting list.

Your decision to register could help save the lives of people like Floyd, a pastor from Colorado Springs who is currently waiting for a lifesaving kidney transplant.