Do you no that African Americans as a whole donate their organs less often than people of many other races? For many people it’s a simple choice. one that makes perfect sense. But for many others, the idea of donating their organs, even when they’ve passed on, seems downright foolish and some believe it might even put their very lives in jeopardy.
Dr. Tamorie Smith is a neprhologist, treating patients with kidney disease. she says African Americans as a whole donate their organs a lot less often than people of many other races.
She says mistrust of the health care system and fear of the unknown are the major reasons. She goes on to say that some even worry they would be denied life saving treatment and allowed to die, so that their organs might go to someone waiting on a list.