(Excerpts from press release)
Among the 21,000 California waiting for lifesaving organ transplants about 20 percent are Asians. Yet, as recently as 2011, the number of Asian donors was far less. That same year, about 170 California residents from the API community died waiting for an organ. As part of National Minority Donor Awareness Week – an annual observance designed to increase organ and tissue donation registration among minority communities.