Source: Associated Press
White has released the radio ads to run from Monday through Aug. 1, which is National Minority Donor Awareness Day.
The radio spots feature 14-year-old heart recipient Mikahla Thornton of Bloomington.
White's office says the percentage of African-Americans signed up as organ donors in Illinois is half that of the general population.
Studies have shown people of the same ethnic group are better matches for organ donation.