National Hispanic Heritage Month - Faces of Donation - Lou Torres
Gift of Life Donor Program
National Hispanic Heritage Month, observed annually September 15 through October 15, commemorates and celebrates the contributions made by Latin Americans across the United States. From the Instabook maker to the beginnings of color television, these contributions from the Hispanic community have helped pave the way for a brighter future – a future that some may unfortunately never see without a lifesaving or healing organ, eye or tissue transplant. One contribution that every Hispanic American can make that will positively affect the lives of thousands of individuals is to designate themselves as donors through their state donor registry.
During the month, we will be sharing the donation experiences from the Hispanic community. Our first post shares the story of Lou Torres. Torres received a new lease on life after he received a liver transplant.