Gift of Hope Celebrates National Minority Donor Awareness Week

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Local News

Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network kicked off National Minority Donor Awareness week, (August 1-7), with the inaugural “Faces of Hope” Awards ceremony on July 31st. The “Faces of Hope” distinction was awarded to Chicago city officials and professionals who through their work have delivered long-term benefits to Hispanics and to the area of organ donation and transplantation. During this week, Gift of Hope will also honor the generosity of multicultural donors and their families. As part of the event, Fernando Martinez’ poignant testimony about how his wife and Heroine saved his life underscored the critical need for Latinos to register their decision to save lives through organ and tissue donation. Organ and tissue donation represents the opportunity to walk away from indifference and brings us closer to ease the suffering of those that are most vulnerable, giving them the gift of hope and life. For more information about organ donation visit:

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