Sunday, April 20, 2008

Organ donor registrations are up in the United States

According to a press release from Donate Life America and Discovery Health, the number of registered organ donors in the United States is up 10% over the last 18 months.

Here are a couple of interesting facts from the press release:
- Only 35% of licensed drivers and ID card holders have committed themselves to donation by registering to be donors through their state registry or motor vehicle department.
- In 2007, only four states had a designation rate of at least 50%: Iowa (67%), Colorado (60%), Ohio (52%) and Utah (50%).

Clearly there's a whole lot of work left to be done in convincing people to register as organ donors.

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