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Tulane University announced Wednesday that the Pincus Family Foundation, a nonprofit created in 2005, awarded a $550,000 grant to the school to create an interdisciplinary program aimed at preventing the violence that plagues New Orleans' streets.
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Soaring rates for obesity, diabetes and hypertension are fueling a serious gap between the need for kidney transplants and the availability of those organs, impacting Latinos and other Los Angeles patients who are in renal failure.

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United by a common mission, they work to raise awareness about saving people's lives through a selfless act: the donation of human organs. And, true to their name in Spanish, they have become the ambassadors for organ and tissue donation to the Latino community of Los Angeles.

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This feature story describes how the effort to better inform Latinos about organ donation is being carried out.

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