Join Us Friday | August 1, 2014 as we partner with Michigan Roundtable for Diversity & Inclusion for the First Friday Forum... Click here for more information and location.
Organizations wishing to participate should contact Jennifer Tislerics at email@example.com or 800-482-4881, ext. 1048.
In Remembrance of
Angelo B. Henderson
MOTTEP's Angel for Life
In 2013, there were:
* 5,796 African American organ transplant recipients and 2,020 African American donors.
* 4,133 Hispanic organ transplant recipients and 1,940 Hispanic donors.
* 1,546 Asian and Pacific Islander organ transplant recipients and 455 Asian and Pacific Islanders donors.
Gift of Life MOTTEP encourages everyone to sign up on the Michigan Organ Donor Registry and Become an "Angel for Life". We have the power to make a difference and we can do it with your help. Join us today!
Our Newest Ambassador Promoting The Message
Rishindra M. Reddy, M.D., was born and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where he graduated from Kalamazoo Central High School and the Kalamazoo Area Mathematics and Science Center. He earned his undergraduate and medical degrees at Northwestern University in Chicago. He completed his general surgery residency at Washington University-Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri and his Cardiothoracic training at the University of Washington-Seattle, where he trained with some of the original and busiest lung transplant surgeons in the country. His spent two years during his residency, as a Clinical Research Fellow at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland performing lung and esophageal cancer research. He also spent time as a visiting fellow at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. READ FULL BIO HERE
National Minority Donor Awareness Week, celebrated annually on August 1-7, is a nationwide observance to honor the generosity of multicultural donors and their families, while also underscoring the critical need for people from diverse communities to register their decision to Donate Life as organ, eye and tissue donors. It is a time to promote healthful living and disease prevention to decrease the need for transplantation. 57 percent of those on the national organ transplant waiting list are minorities. In 2013, 11,813 minority patients received organ transplants; while there were 2,887 minority deceased donors and 1,803 minority living donors.
Michigan Minority Patients
Currently Waiting For a Transplant
July 1, 2014
Detroit MOTTEP Foundation
736 Lothrop Detroit MI 48206
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