August is National Minority Donor Awareness Month
National Minority Donor Awareness Month (August 1-31)
National Minority Donor Awareness Month is a collaborative initiative of National Minority Organ Tissue Transplant Education Program (MOTTEP), Association for Multicultural Affairs in Transplantation (AMAT), American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB), Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO), Donate Life America (DLA), Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA), Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) and National Kidney Foundation (NKF) to save and improve the quality of life in minority communities by creating a positive culture for organ, eye, and tissue donation. National Minority Donor Awareness Month stems from National Minority Donor Awareness Day, founded in 1996 by the National MOTTEP to bring heightened awareness to donation and transplantation in minority communities. Outreach activities during this month include events to provide donation education, promote healthy lifestyles and disease prevention to decrease the need for transplantation.