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Two Sides of Organ Donations

Two men in the organ donor program at Methodist Dallas Medical Center share their stories.  Fred Farley waited three years to receive a liver, he is happy, healthy and plans to live the rest of his life to the fullest.   Meanwhile, Holloway Gray lies in the hospital just a few blocks away, waiting on a kidney.  Research shows that African-Americans are less likely to register as organ donors, which ultimately means they can often times find themselves waiting longer for certain organs.  This video takes a look at why the topic is taboo in the Black community, and why they say more people should register to donate.

For more information on the donor program at Methodist Dallas Medical Center, check out www.methodisthealthsystem.org and sign up to become an organ donor at http://organdonor.gov/becomingdonor/stateregistries.html

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