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DuBay DA , Ivankova NV , Herbey I , Redden DT , Holt C , Siminoff L , Fouad MN , Su Z , Morinelli TA , Martin MY
A quantitative appraisal of African Americans' decisions to become registered organ donors at the driver's license office
Clin Transplant. 2018 Oct;32(10) :e13402
PMID: 30179271    PMCID: PMC6191336    URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30179271
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Abstract
African American (AA) organ donation registration rates fall short of national objectives. The goal of the present study was to utilize data acquired from a quantitative telephone survey to provide information for a future Department of Motorized Vehicles (DMV) intervention to increase AA organ donor registration at the DMV. AAs (n = 20 177) that had visited an Alabama DMV office within a 3-month period were recruited via direct mailing to participate in a quantitative phone survey. Data from 155 respondents that participated in the survey were analyzed. Of those respondents deciding to become a registered organ donor (ROD; n = 122), one-third made that decision at the time of visiting the DMV. Of those who chose not to become a ROD (n = 33), one-third made the decision during the DMV visit. Almost 85% of all participants wanted to learn more about organ donation while waiting at the DMV, preferably via TV messaging (digital signage), with the messaging delivered from organ donors, transplant recipients, and healthcare experts. Altruism, accurate organ donation information, and encouragement from family and friends were the most important educational topics to support AAs becoming a ROD. These data provide a platform to inform future interventions designed to increase AAs becoming a ROD at the DMV.
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1399-0012 DuBay, Derek A Ivankova, Nataliya V Herby, Ivan Redden, David T Holt, Cheryl Siminoff, Laura ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6775-665X Fouad, Mona N Su, Zemin Morinelli, Thomas A ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3929-7863 Martin, Michelle Y K23 DK091514/DK/NIDDK NIH HHS/United States R03 DK106432/DK/NIDDK NIH HHS/United States K23DK091514/National Institutes of Health R03DK106432/National Institutes of Health Journal Article Denmark Clin Transplant. 2018 Sep 4:e13402. doi: 10.1111/ctr.13402.