Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White has released a new Public Service Announcement aimed at creating awareness about organ and tissue donation in the African-American community. August is National Minority Donor Awareness Month. The PSA features 14-year-old heart recipient Mikahla Thornton from Bloomington, Illinois.
“Mikahla’s triumphant story will likely inspire the millions of listeners who have not yet registered as organ and tissue donors to learn more,” White said. “We are confident that the message in this PSA will help to save lives.”
Studies have shown that people of the same ethnic group prove to be better matches for organ donation, according to Gift of Hope.
Check out the touching PSA: