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Thousands of people of color need new organs.

Organ donation is important, especially for people of color

By Angelina Padilla-Tompkins, Opinion Columnist | August 16, 2022

With August being National Minority Donor Awareness Month, Secretary of State Jesse White calls for individuals to seek education and urges them to become organ donors.  “I encourage everyone to register to become an organ/tissue donor to help give...

After Andrea Harden, a graduate student, lost her son and saw how many lives he saved, she has become an avid leader in encouraging people to become organ donors.

Graduate student encourages people to become organ donors

By Abby Byer | May 2, 2022
Andrea Harden, a graduate student, encourages everyone to become an organ donor after she saw the loss of her son save so many other lives.