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National Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15 to October 15

National Hispanic Heritage Month traditionally honors the cultures and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans as we celebrate heritage rooted in all Latin American countries. Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

National Hispanic Heritage Month is a great time to celebrate and honor the generosity of Hispanic donors and their families while underscoring the critical need for people from this diverse community to register as organ, eye, and tissue donors.

During Hispanic Heritage Month, Donate Life Northwest joins the national Donate Life community in providing facts and educating people about the life-saving and healing benefits of donation to encourage them to give the gift of life. 


  • 3,185 Latinos/Hispanos recibieron un trasplante en el 2021.

            3,185 Latinos/Hispanics received a transplant in 2021.

  • En el 2021 2,084 Latinos/Hispanos fueron donantes fallecidos.

            In 2021, 2,084 Latinos/Hispanics were deceased donors.

  • De las Personas en la lista de espera para un trasplante 24,097 son Latinos/Hispanos.

            24,097 of the people on the transplant waiting list are Latinos/Hispanic.

  • Tanto los hombres como las mujeres Latinos/Hispanos tienen una tasa de enfermedad hepática crónica que es el doble de la población blanca no hispana. 1,566 de los trasplantes de hígado en el 2021 fueron para Latinos/Hispanos.

            Both Hispanic men and women have a chronic liver disease rate that is twice that of the non-Hispanic white population.

            1,566 liver transplants in 2021 were for Latino/Hispanic. 

  • En el 2021 1,025 Latinos/Hispanos fueron donantes en vida.

            In 2021, 1,025 Latinos/Hispanics were living donors.

  • En lo que va del 2022 2,015 Latinos /Hispanos han recibido un trasplante de riñón.

            So far in 2022, 2,015 Latinos/Hispanics have received a kidney transplant.




Download Resources here

AMAT National Hispanic Heritage Month Toolkit

AMAT Latino Workgroup YouTube Channel