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WHEREAS, more than 593 Nevadans and nearly 100,000 people in the US are currently in need of an organ transplant; and

WHEREAS, of those waiting in Nevada, nearly 60% are of multicultural descent; and

WHEREAS, one heroic donor has the power to save up to 8 lives through organ donation and provide the gift of healing to 75 others through cornea and tissue donation; and

WHEREAS, waiting list candidates that are African American, Hispanic and Asian/Pacific Islander often wait twice as long as Caucasian patients because their matches are harder to come by, which is why it is critical that more people register; and

WHEREAS, every person, regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, or economic status, has the power and the potential to transform a life through organ, eye, and tissue donation; and

WHEREAS, registering as an organ, eye and tissue donor at a local Department of Motor Vehicles location or online signifies our fundamental human responsibility to help others;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim the month of August, 2021, as

NATIONAL MINORITY DONOR AWARENESS MONTH IN NEVADA

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 29th day of July 2021

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