Did you know that 29% of the transplant waiting list is composed of African Americans, but only 13% of organ donors are African American?

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health

We believe SODA, with its nationwide network of student leaders, has an important role to play in helping to close this healthcare equity gap
We plan to support organ donation advocacy at HBCUs by:

Providing scholarships to HBCU students who are passionate about organ and tissue donation advocacy.


Reviewing and updating our chapter resources to ensure cultural competency and humility.


Partnering with OPOs and other organizations to identify student leaders at HBCUs who can host events or lead chapters.

We are proud to celebrate the 2021 HBCU Organ and Tissue Donation Advocacy Scholarship recipients!

Alexandra Caldwell

North Carolina A&T State University

Kyla Duke

Howard University

Jerome Whitaker

Albany State University

Love Joy Dadulo Richards

University of the Virgin Islands

Ethan Harvey

Bluefield State College

Whitney Willis

North Carolina A&T State University

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Help close the gap and get involved


OPOs and Donate Life State Teams

Other SODA Supporters

SODA wants to express special thanks to our HBCU outreach partners!

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