SNMA Kicks off Black History Month with the Alabama Organ Center

Did you know that 70% of people who are awaiting a kidney transplant in Alabama are African American, yet African Americans do not make up the majority of kidney transplant recipients? Most transplanted kidneys are provided by living donors, who are typically a family member or friend of the recipient, and there's a vast racial disparity in organ donation. SNMA hosted a Lunch and Learn with the Alabama Organ Center to discuss the process of organ donation as well as ways in which to increase enrollment of underrepresented groups on organ donation registries.