Officials raise awareness of organ donation by minoritiesPosted: Updated:
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.