November 2015 – Civic Engagement (Health)
For the sixth consecutive year, in partnership with Metropolitan AME, chapters of The Links, Inc., and local premier practitioners, Donor Sabbath, a national observance to increase awareness within the Black community about organ and tissue donation and transplantation, was held on November 8, 2015 at MAMEC. Approximately 700 individuals attended the educational and inspirational program which featured individuals who had benefited from organ and tissue donation or transplantation. Two local area residents who are kidney transplant recipients were honored for their professional and community service. The program also provided opportunities for individuals to learn more about the need for advocates and donors and to register to become organ or tissue donors.