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Distrust of the organ donation system

Posted Jun 18 2009 1:51pm
According to an Associated Press report distrust of doctors is one of the reasons for low organ donation rates among blacks. The report cites statistics from the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network, which say that blacks make up 27% of the waiting list for organ donations but only 12% of organ donors.

One way to increase trust in the organ donation system is to give donors more control over who gets their organs. LifeSharers does that, by helping people direct their organs to fellow organ donors.

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