A plus is that the certificates are also tax deductible.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) December 22, 2006
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Atlanta, Georgia (PRWeb) December 22, 2006--Automatic Life, Inc. (http://www.donateautomaticlife.org) a nonprofit organization aimed at focusing on increasing minority organ donations targeting African American and Hispanic communities. Announced TODAY to offer last minute Christmas shoppers donation certificates. The donation certificate is $75 and is made out to the charity in the name of the gift recipient. The certificate is designed in a Christmas theme and comes with an optional organ donor card. This will help increase awareness of the need for minority organ donations and allow gift givers to express a thoughtful meaning of Christmas by contributing to a public charity.
"The certificates allow persons to select an Instant Christmas gift and support a very good cause." Stated Andrea Gwyn, President of Automatic Life, Inc. "A plus is that the certificates are also tax deductible."
According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services more than 13,500 Hispanics are on waiting lists for organ transplants accounting for 15 percent of all organ transplant wait listed patients. The waiting period for most transplants is 17-53% percent longer for Hispanics than for non-Hispanic Whites. Nearly 24,000 African Americans are on waiting lists for organ transplants accounting for 27 percent of all organ transplant wait listed patients. African Americans comprised 35 percent of the waiting lists for kidney transplants. African Americans are almost four times as likely to have end-stage renal disease than Whites, but they are less likely to be evaluated and placed on waiting lists for kidney transplants in a timely manner. Once on the list, they also tend to wait longer for a transplant.
To find out more about purchasing minority organ donor donation certificates please visit: http://www.donateautomaticlife.org/christmascertificates.html.
Automatic Life, Inc. is organized as a non-profit public charity 501 (c) 3 to encourage minorities to become organ donors and to increase survival rates for minorities needing transplants. In addition, the organization is aimed at educating African American and Hispanic communities on the importance of organ donations.