Organ Donation Myth 3: Deciding who receives a donor organ discriminates by race. Therefore, ethnic minorities should refuse to donate.

organ donation myth - organ donation and race

Myth: Deciding who receives a donor organ discriminates by race. Therefore, ethnic minorities should refuse to donate.

Fact: Organs are matched by such factors as blood and tissue typing. Potential recipients are actually more likely to receive a suitable organ when that organ is donated by someone of the same ethnicity or race.