August is National Minority Donor Awareness Month

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — August is National Minority Donor Awareness Month (NMDAM).

NMDAM works to bring heightened awareness to health disparities, and organ donation and transplantation’s impact in minority communities.

The national transplant waiting list currently stands at more than 100,000 people. More than 60% of those waiting represent racial and ethnic minorities.

More than 4,000 people on the waiting list live in the Mid-South, according to the Mid-South Transplant Foundation.

NMDAM is a collaborative effort by the National Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation Multicultural Action Group (NMAG) to save and improve the quality of life of diverse communities by creating a positive culture for organ, eye and tissue donation.

To help promote healthy living and disease prevention, NMAG is hosting the 2022 Healthy Living Recipe Contest.

The contest runs from August 1-31.

CLICK HERE for more information.

You can register your decision to be an organ, eye and tissue donor at your local DMV or by visiting www.MidSouthTransplant.org.