White said African Americans account for 56 percent of those who need an organ transplant, but make up 32 percent of the donors.
Medical experts said Wednesday that a new Facebook feature allowing users to declare they are organ donors could be a game changer, and could go far in reducing the number of those waiting for transplants.
Allison Buell personifies the spirit of giving. The Whiting, Ind. woman didn’t even hesitate to donate her kidney when she heard her friend’s husband needed one, CBS 2′s Dana Kozlov reports.
The new donor ad campaign will feature a 13-year-old heart recipient and the daughter of Chicago Bears great Walter Payton.