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One in 5 people waiting for a transplant are Latino. There's a call for more donors

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One in 5 people waiting for a transplant are Latino. There's a call for more donors

Hispanic population reluctant to donate

In this NBC News article you'll learn about:
  • There are over 100 million people waiting for transplants in the U.S., and 60% of them are minorities. Hispanic population is among the most reluctant to register to become donors.

  • One in 5 people that wait for a transplant to save their lives is Hispanic

  • There are challenges, including language barriers, in convincing Latinos to volunteer to donate organs. Those who donate tissues can better the lives of up to 75 people when they donate their corneas, skin and bones.

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