Officials raise awareness of organ donation by minorities
Montefiore Medical Center is reaching out to minority communities, trying to increase awareness about organ donation.
Officials say that while minorities comprise 50 percent of the patients needing a new organ, they comprise only 25 percent of the donors.
For Roxanne Watson, organ donation saved her life by providing her with a new heart.
"People think if you are an organ donor, if anything happens they just leave you by the side to let you die, that's not true," said Lora Smith-Johnson, whose husband's organs were donated after he died.