Posts Tagged ‘race’

July 5, 2013

Disparities in lung transplantation before and after introduction of the lung allocation score


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The lung allocation score (LAS) was implemented in the USA in 2005 to ensure a more objective process for allocation of donor lungs and to minimize the effects of geography. This study examines the association between race, gender, and lung transplantation before and after introduction of the LAS, using data from the UNOS database. In […]

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July 9, 2012

Effect of an iPod video intervention on consent to donate organs: a randomized trial


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Racial disparities in intention to donate are well known. This randomized study showed a short iPod video to Ohio residents going to the DMV, and measured whether it increased organ donor designation on a license, permit, or identification card. The researchers found an increase in designations for both black and white participants. While there is […]

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