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If you are Black in America, chances are you know of someone who needs an organ donation. But how many of us have filled out an organ donation card? According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, African-Americans compose the largest group of minorities on the organ donation list at thirty percent, but only make up […]

Heart Health

Blacks are the largest minority group in need of organ transplants according to the latest organ donorstatistics. According to, 30 percent of people currently waiting for an organ donation are African American. We make up 34 percent of the people waiting for a kidney transplant and 25 percent of those waiting for a heart. […]

Family Health

Kelvin Sanders III was just 19-years-old when he was diagnosed with end-stage renal (or kidney) disease last year. Just a year after his high school graduation, Sanders had no idea that Christine Buell, his former teacher and current vice principal of Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory School, would be the person who would give him the […]


More than 123,000 Americans are currently on the waiting list for an organ transplant, according to the American Transplant Foundation. Approximately 35 percent of those 123,000 people are African American. Although organs are not matched according to race, people who are waiting for a transplant have a higher chance of finding a match with someone […]


  Northeast Ohioans will never forget the day of the Chardon High School shootings. For those parents who lost children that day, their lives are forever changed. One of those parents, the mother of Demetrius Hewlin, wants you to know how her son saved lives that day. “Demetrius was a phenomenal young man,” says his […]


Today, more than 111,000 people are waiting for an organ transplant that will save their lives. Nearly 30% of those waiting for an organ are African American. Learn the facts here, then register to become an organ donor. article courtesy of