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Did You Know?
IMPORTANT FACTS FOR SENIORS
Individuals in their 80s and 90s have successfully donated organs including liver and kidneys to save the lives of others. People of any age wishing to become organ tissue donors should inform their families that they wish to donate.
HEALTH DISPARITIES IN KIDNEY TRANSPLANTATION FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS
Greater than 50% of patients awaiting kidney transplantation in the United States are ethnic minorities with African Americans constituting 33% of those on the waiting list.
WHY MINORITIES NEED TO BE CONCERNED
A growing number of minorities are awaiting transplants throughout the United States. Certain diseases of the kidney, heart, lung, liver and pancreas are prevalent in minority communities. Many of these diseases may be treated through transplantation.