Brooklyn residents kick off campaign aimed at increasing minority organ donors

Brooklyn residents kicked off a month-long awareness campaign aimed at increasing minority organ donors.

Monday marked the first day of National Minority Donor Awareness Month. Doctors say nearly 90,000 people in the U.S. are on a waiting list for an organ transplant and nearly half of them are minorities. In Brooklyn and the city, more than half of those on the list are minorities.

The New York Organ Donor Network claims many of the conditions that lead to the need for a transplant occurs more often in minority populations. Network officials say the campaign looks to promote healthy living and disease prevention.

Related LinkNew York Organ Donor Network - (1-800) 443-8469

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