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Webinar - Health Disparities:A Conversation About Minorities and Donation in Central Illinois

Wednesday, August 12  - 1:00 PM

Currently in Illinois there are over 4,000 people on the waiting list for life saving organs with 63.4 percent of the people have a multicultural background. In honor of National Minority Donor Awareness Month in August, Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donor Network invites you to join the conversation about health disparities in our multicultural communities and how we can partner to create a positive culture for organ, eye, and tissue donation.

Discussion Topics

• Why there are health disparities in donation within multicultural communities

• How Central Illinois is affected by these health disparities

• Why kidney disease disproportionately affects multicultural communities, and how to prevent the disease

• How you the audience can partner with Gift of Hope and get involved in the National Minority Donor Awareness Month campaign


Marion Shuck, Director of Family Services & Community Outreach, Community Affairs, Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network

Michelle Reef, Regional Manager, Hospital Development, Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network

Monica Fox, Director of Outreach & Government Relations, National Kidney Foundation of Illinois

Jim McFarlin, Kidney Transplant Recipient, Champaign, IL

Tina Montgomery, Community Affairs Specialist, Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network

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