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THE MATTERS OF THE HEART The month of February deals with the matters of the heart.  The matters of the heart can be considered something fun or serious.  So, when you think about what goes on in this month, there are many themes that come very close to our heart.  First of all, there is…

February of each year, we celebrate American Heart Month.  The first heart month occurred in February of 1964 after it was proclaimed by President Lyndon B Johnson.  Since then, Congress has regulated the President of the United States to make an annual proclamation designating February of each year as American Heart Month.  Despite all the…

Hiding behind the low organ and tissue donation among minorities is that, reason and facts are sacrificed for opinion and myth.  Many times, false information is circulated and recycled as fact, as myth is more comfortable than the often-difficult search for truth. What are Myths?  Popular beliefs or tradition that have grown up around something…

African Americans are the largest group of minorities in need of an organ transplant.  African Americans have higher rates of diabetes and high blood pressure than Caucasians, increasing the risk of organ failure.  On a national scale, African Americans make up 13% of the population, 34% of those waiting for a kidney, and 25% of…

The American Heart Association (AHA) | American Stroke Association has been a Colorado Black Health Collaborative (CBHC) partner for many years.  AHA’s mission is to help reduce disability and death from heart disease and stroke.  CBHC collaborates with AHA on health events and activities, reaching out to the Community to inform and educate on cardiovascular…

Annie was a premedical student here in Colorado when she began volunteering with our BBSHOP Program.  Annie subsequently started a small- scale program in Miami when she started medical school at the University of Miami. The Colorado Black Health Collaborative (CBHC) depends on our volunteers to help achieve our mission.  The mission is to achieve…

According to the U.S National Library of Medicine, “organ donation takes healthy organs and tissues from one person for transplantation into another.  Experts say that the organs from one donor can save or help as many as 50 people. Organs you can donate include: Internal organs: Kidneys, Heart, Liver, Pancreas, Intestines, and Lungs Skin Bone and Bone…

A few weeks ago, we were gathered at the upper room of a church in town to view a film on Organ and Tissue donation.  The film featured an African-American couple going through the pain and horror of kidney failure, which led to the need for a kidney transplant.  The wife was a high school…

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