Just one person with organs such as the heart, kidney, liver, or bone marrow can save eight lives and potentially improve the health condition of 50 people. Yet, over 8,000 people a year (that's 22 people a day), die waiting for an organ transplant. African Americans are disproportionately affected by diabetes. Kidney disease, and other chronic diseases require more organ transplants, but African Americans donate their organs less.
As we prepare for National Donor Sabbath, November 11-13th, join host Susan Peters as she and organ and tissue donor specialists and a person waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant dispelling the myths that create barriers to increase organ donations and saving lives.
Community Health Focus
Saturday, November 12, 2016
WVON radio, 1690AM
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Join Susan Peters and her guests!
Directs the international and national award winning Organ Tissue Donor Program, Life Goes On, Illinois Secretary of State's Office
Milda Saunders, MD,
Living Donor Coordinator,
University of Chicago Medicine
Community Affairs Manager,
Gift of Hope, Illinois
More Than Your Kidneys
Listed Kidney Transplant Candidate
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