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DuBay D , Morinelli T , Redden D , Rodrigue J , Ivankova N , Herbey I , Holt C , Siminoff L , Fouad M , Su Z , Martin M
A Video Intervention to Increase Organ Donor Registration at the Department of Motorized Vehicles
Transplantation. 2020 Apr;104(4) :788-794
PMID: 31356581    PMCID: PMC6980433   
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Abstract
BACKGROUND: The goal of this study was to increase organ donor registrations at the Department of Motorized Vehicles (DMV) via utilization of a sustainable, low-cost, African American-centric organ donation educational video. Results from previous studies provided a framework to generate a 10-minute video that featured registered organ donors, deceased donor families, and transplant recipients. METHODS: The video was presented via an interrupted time series design (repeating on 2 mo, off 2 mo) on televisions placed in 6 regional DMVs. During the 12-month study, 162 387 patrons visited the DMVs. RESULTS: Increases in organ donor registration were consistently observed in each DMV while the video was on compared with off (mean = +2.3% [range +1.98% to +3.35%]; P < 0.0001). Multivariable analysis demonstrated that females (odds ratio [OR], 1.29; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.26-1.31), younger age (OR, 0.982/y; 95% CI, 0.982-0.983), and the video intervention (OR, 1.09; 95% CI, 1.07-1.12) were significantly associated with increased registration; while compared with Caucasian race, African American race was not (OR, 0.22; 95% CI, 0.22-0.23). There was no video-dependent effect on registration between Caucasians and African Americans (P = 0.62). Exit interviews demonstrated only 16% of patrons could identify the key message in the video (becoming a registered organ donor). CONCLUSIONS: An educational video promoting organ donation resulted in increased organ donor registration at the DMV. The intervention was equally effective in African Americans and Caucasians. Future efforts should focus upon target-specific messaging and patron consumption of the educational video.
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1534-6080 DuBay, Derek Morinelli, Thomas Redden, David Rodrigue, James Ivankova, Nataliya Herbey, Ivan Holt, Cheryl Siminoff, Laura Fouad, Mona Su, Zemin Martin, Michelle K23 DK091514/DK/NIDDK NIH HHS/United States R03 DK106432/DK/NIDDK NIH HHS/United States Journal Article Transplantation. 2020 Apr;104(4):788-794. doi: 10.1097/TP.0000000000002880.