Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) June 28, 2006
Automatic Life, Inc. a nonprofit organization aimed at focusing on increasing minority organ donations. Announced TODAY to launch their online Eight Impact Awareness Campaign “Now You Know, Become A Donor™” focused toward the African American community. The campaign focuses on encouraging African Americans to download the Automatic Life, Inc. organ donor card and become organ donors. The campaign also teaches African Americans about the importance of maintaining a healthy diet to prevent diseases that cause the need for transplants.
According to the National Kidney Foundation and the New York Organ Donor Network On Kidney Disease, “Due to high rates of diabetes, high blood pressure and glomerulonephritis, African Americans have an increased risk of developing kidney failure, which requires dialysis treatments or a kidney transplant to sustain life.” In addition, “African Americans experience kidney failure about 4 to 6 times more often than White Americans with diabetes. High blood pressure is the second leading cause of kidney failure among African Americans, accounting for 34% of the new cases each year. African Americans represent 13% of the American population but make up 35% of those on kidney transplant waiting lists.”
“The prevailing statistics of African Americans needing transplants is an alarming call to action” Stated Mrs. Cataunya Ransom, Co-founder Automatic Life, Inc. “Death and dying is apart of life and possessing the power to pass on life is epic.”
Mrs. Ransom went on to note that most African Americans for some odd reasons fear becoming organ donors. Missing the benefits of being able to give a precious gift of automatic life to another person.
If you would like to help Automatic Life, Inc support their cause please visit them online at http://www.donateautomaticlife.org.
About Automatic Life, Inc.
Automatic Life, Inc. was organized as a non-profit to encourage minorities to become organ donors to increase minority organ donor survival rates. In addition, the organization is aimed at educating African Americans and Hispanics on the importance of organ donations. Engaging in continual proactive Internet campaigns to promote minority organ donor awareness and education.
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