Donor Network West Statement On Racially Motivated Attacks Against Asian American And Pacific Islanders
Violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders has been on the rise since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and continues to escalate. In the San Francisco Bay Area in particular, there has been a surge in anti-Asian violence over the past couple of weeks. Donor Network West condemns these racially motivated, senseless and gruesome acts against the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.
Donor Network West is committed to supporting all the racial, ethnic and underrepresented communities that we serve and continuing to work to educate all our employees on how to have culturally appropriate conversations and interactions with our donor families, recipients, partners, and team members through our diversity, equity and inclusion program.
We stand with the Asian American and Pacific Islander community and urge everyone to continue to reject hate, racism and discrimination.
Janice F. Whaley
President and Chief Executive Officer, Donor Network West
Donor Network West saves and heals lives by facilitating organ and tissue recovery for transplantation and research. Established in 1987, Donor Network West is designated and certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, accredited by the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB), is a member of the Organ Donation Alliance and is an official Donate Life organization. Donor Network West is federally designated to serve 45 counties in northern California and northern Nevada, Donor Network West partners with the Department of Motor Vehicles and the state-authorized donor registries to help increase donor registration. For information, visit www.DonorNetworkWest.org and follow us on social media: @mydnwest.