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            Last year, more than 42,000 organ transplants were performed   Organ transplantation has become an established worldwide
            using donated organs. Yet the need for organs is vast. Every 10   practice that is viewed as one of the greatest medical advances
            minutes another person is added to the transplant waiting list.  of the 20th century, says, an official federal
                                                                 government website of the Health Resources and Services
            “Many minorities need organs,” said Courtney Turnbull, Patient
                                                                 Administration’s Division of Transplantation. It’s a good place to
            Care Manager of Cape Fear Valley’s Intensive Care Unit and
                                                                 start for educational information regarding organ, eye and tissue
            chair of the Organ Donation Committee. “But they may not
            be the number one donor. We want to share the information,
            address some of the undercurrent and misconceptions. Address   Organ donations – which Turnbull calls “a miraculous gift”
            maybe some of the myths.                             – extend beyond corneal and tissue transplants. They can
                                                                 include kidneys, the pancreas, the heart, the lungs, intestines,   REAL.
            “It’s going to take time.”
                                                                 the corneas, skin, bone, bone marrow, heart valves, connective

            This is the start of a conversation needed. Because one donor   tissue, the middle ear and vascularized composite allografts.
            can save many lives.
                                                                 Organ donation, in general, is a legacy, Turnbull said: “The   LOCAL.
            “There are so many organs that can be transplanted,” Turnbull   benefits are the extended legacy of the donor. You know, death
            said. “it can be tissue, kidneys, hearts, lungs, livers, corneas. All   can be a devastating event, but in organ donation, there is a
            of the organs, no matter how big or small, are important.”  legacy that occurs with that person’s selfless gift. It’s important.   SAVINGS.
                                                                 While understanding it’s important, it’s also very personal.”
            More than 60 percent of the people waiting for a new organ are
            minorities, according to online accounts. Nearly 20,000 people   In order to add your name to the list of needed donors,   See how much you could save
            of color received organ donations in 2021, but only about one-  registration is available at the local Department of Motor   on car insurance today.
            third of those organs came from minorities.          Vehicles when you apply for your driver’s license. Other ways
                                                                 are through the organization, which states that
            It may come as a surprise, but one donor can heal over 75
                                                                 one organ donor has the potential to save eight lives while eye
            people with just their tissue.
                                                                 and tissue donors can enhance the lives of as many as 50 people.
            More widespread diversity in the donor pool is known to help
                                                                 Another way to register is through the National Donate Life

            According to organ donation organization LifeSource,
                                                                 “There’s more than one way to sign up to be a donor,” Turnbull
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            among members of the same ethnicity.                 There are so many different types of people that need organs,        6415 Brookstone Lane, Fayetteville
                                                                 she said. “And just by guarding oneself with the information, it           Fayetteville, NC 28304
            August brings National Minority Donor Awareness Month,
                                                                 can make a world of difference.”
            which serves as a time to learn the goals and truths of organ
            donation in ethnic groups. The mission is “to save and improve
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            life in diverse communities through a positive culture for organ
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