This week on Street Beat, host Amyre Makupson learns about medical issues that are prominent in minority communities.
First, two African American brothers are given heart transplants. Dominique and Stan Larkin both used artificial hearts implanted by Jonathan Haft, M.D prior to the heart transplant.
Next, Remonia Chapman, Director Gift of Life Minority Organ Tissue Transplant Education Program, and Kim Zasa, Volunteer Coordinator and Secretary of State Liaison, Gift of Life Michigan, talk about the need for minority organ donations and their upcoming event.
Next, Dr. Wanda Whitten-Shurney, the CEO and Medical Director of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America – Michigan Chapter; and patient Kristian Garrison talk about sickle cell disease and their fundraising walk.
Finally, Kristian Hurley, the Multicultural Director for the southeast Michigan American Heart Association, and Darren Nichols, a stroke survivor, talk about heart health in African Americans and the upcoming goREDTALKS, Most Powerful Voices Gospel Concert and Health Expo.