Cord Blood Awareness Month raises aware- ness about the medical value of stem cells in a baby’s umbilical cord blood, umbilical cord tissue and placenta. Parents can bank these cells privately for use by their own
family or donate them to public banks for the benefit of patients seeking a donor for stem cell therapy. Parent’s Guide to Cord Blood Foundation supports all parent options
and provides services for parents, physicians and cord blood bank professionals.
For more information, contact: Dr. Frances Verter Parent’s Guide to Cord Blood Foundation info@parentsguidecordblood.org www.parentsguidecordblood.org @ParentCordBlood @ParentCordTissu

1–31 Minority Mental Health Awareness Month (National)
This observance is dedicated to providing support and resources while raising awareness for minority groups living
with mental illness. The U.S. House of Representatives proclaimed July as Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month in 2008, aiming to improve access to mental health treatment and services for multicultural communities through increased public awareness.
For more information, contact: Maria Jose Carrasco National Alliance on Mental Illness | 703.312.7883 mcarrasco@nami.org | www.nami.org or www.facebook.com/nami | #MinorityMentalHealth #MentalIllness

Juvenile arthritis affects nearly 300,000 children in the United States. Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month spotlights juvenile arthritis to educate the public about the seriousness of arthritis in kids and its impact on the lives of children, teens, and families.
For more information, contact: Claire Villines Arthritis Foundation | 404.872.7100 www.arthritis.org | @ArthritisFdn @ArthritisFoundation
The Association for Multicultural Affairs in Transplantation and Donate Life America joined forces in 2015 to develop Donate Life ECHO, a nationwide observance designed to reach multicultural communities. It has two objectives: 1) to focus on the power of sharing one’s personal decision to register as an organ, eye and tissue donor; and
2) encourage registered donors to ask members of their personal networks and communities to talk about organ, eye and tissue donation.
For more information, contact: Hilary Czarda Donate Life America | 804.377.3580 jreed@donatelife.net | www.donatelife.net #DonateLifeECHO