The impact of race on organ donation rates in Southern California

Ali Salim, Cherisse Berry, Eric J. Ley, Danielle Schulman, Chirag Desai, Sonia Navarro, Darren Malinoski

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

16 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Background The Organ Donation Breakthrough Collaborative began in 2003 to address and alleviate the shortage of organs available for transplantation. This study investigated the patterns of organ donation by race to determine if the Collaborative had an impact on donation rates among ethnic minorities. Study Design The following data from the Southern California regional organ procurement organization were reviewed between 2004 and 2008: age, race (Caucasian, African-American, Asian, Hispanic, and other), the numbers of eligible referrals for organ donation and actual donors, types of donors, consent rates, conversion rates, organs procured per donor (OPPD), and organs transplanted per donor (OTPD). Logistic regression was used to determine independent predictors of 0.05). Conclusions Conversion rates among all ethnic minorities were significantly lower than the rates observed in Caucasians. However, when controlling for other factors, race was not a significant risk factor for the number of organs transplanted per donor. The Collaborative has not had an identifiable effect on race conversion rates during the 5 years since its implementation. Further intervention is necessary to improve the conversion rate in ethnic minorities in Southern California.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)596-600
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American College of Surgeons
Volume211
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2010
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Tissue and Organ Procurement
Tissue Donors
Organ Transplantation
Hispanic Americans
African Americans
Referral and Consultation
Logistic Models
Organizations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

Cite this

The impact of race on organ donation rates in Southern California. / Salim, Ali; Berry, Cherisse; Ley, Eric J.; Schulman, Danielle; Desai, Chirag; Navarro, Sonia; Malinoski, Darren.

In: Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Vol. 211, No. 5, 11.2010, p. 596-600.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Salim, Ali ; Berry, Cherisse ; Ley, Eric J. ; Schulman, Danielle ; Desai, Chirag ; Navarro, Sonia ; Malinoski, Darren. / The impact of race on organ donation rates in Southern California. In: Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2010 ; Vol. 211, No. 5. pp. 596-600.
@article{58d6c62959f34a4287f4d768e5b88909,
title = "The impact of race on organ donation rates in Southern California",
abstract = "Background The Organ Donation Breakthrough Collaborative began in 2003 to address and alleviate the shortage of organs available for transplantation. This study investigated the patterns of organ donation by race to determine if the Collaborative had an impact on donation rates among ethnic minorities. Study Design The following data from the Southern California regional organ procurement organization were reviewed between 2004 and 2008: age, race (Caucasian, African-American, Asian, Hispanic, and other), the numbers of eligible referrals for organ donation and actual donors, types of donors, consent rates, conversion rates, organs procured per donor (OPPD), and organs transplanted per donor (OTPD). Logistic regression was used to determine independent predictors of 0.05). Conclusions Conversion rates among all ethnic minorities were significantly lower than the rates observed in Caucasians. However, when controlling for other factors, race was not a significant risk factor for the number of organs transplanted per donor. The Collaborative has not had an identifiable effect on race conversion rates during the 5 years since its implementation. Further intervention is necessary to improve the conversion rate in ethnic minorities in Southern California.",
author = "Ali Salim and Cherisse Berry and Ley, {Eric J.} and Danielle Schulman and Chirag Desai and Sonia Navarro and Darren Malinoski",
year = "2010",
month = "11",
doi = "10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2010.06.390",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "211",
pages = "596--600",
journal = "Journal of the American College of Surgeons",
issn = "1072-7515",
publisher = "Elsevier Inc.",
number = "5",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - The impact of race on organ donation rates in Southern California

AU - Salim, Ali

AU - Berry, Cherisse

AU - Ley, Eric J.

AU - Schulman, Danielle

AU - Desai, Chirag

AU - Navarro, Sonia

AU - Malinoski, Darren

PY - 2010/11

Y1 - 2010/11

N2 - Background The Organ Donation Breakthrough Collaborative began in 2003 to address and alleviate the shortage of organs available for transplantation. This study investigated the patterns of organ donation by race to determine if the Collaborative had an impact on donation rates among ethnic minorities. Study Design The following data from the Southern California regional organ procurement organization were reviewed between 2004 and 2008: age, race (Caucasian, African-American, Asian, Hispanic, and other), the numbers of eligible referrals for organ donation and actual donors, types of donors, consent rates, conversion rates, organs procured per donor (OPPD), and organs transplanted per donor (OTPD). Logistic regression was used to determine independent predictors of 0.05). Conclusions Conversion rates among all ethnic minorities were significantly lower than the rates observed in Caucasians. However, when controlling for other factors, race was not a significant risk factor for the number of organs transplanted per donor. The Collaborative has not had an identifiable effect on race conversion rates during the 5 years since its implementation. Further intervention is necessary to improve the conversion rate in ethnic minorities in Southern California.

AB - Background The Organ Donation Breakthrough Collaborative began in 2003 to address and alleviate the shortage of organs available for transplantation. This study investigated the patterns of organ donation by race to determine if the Collaborative had an impact on donation rates among ethnic minorities. Study Design The following data from the Southern California regional organ procurement organization were reviewed between 2004 and 2008: age, race (Caucasian, African-American, Asian, Hispanic, and other), the numbers of eligible referrals for organ donation and actual donors, types of donors, consent rates, conversion rates, organs procured per donor (OPPD), and organs transplanted per donor (OTPD). Logistic regression was used to determine independent predictors of 0.05). Conclusions Conversion rates among all ethnic minorities were significantly lower than the rates observed in Caucasians. However, when controlling for other factors, race was not a significant risk factor for the number of organs transplanted per donor. The Collaborative has not had an identifiable effect on race conversion rates during the 5 years since its implementation. Further intervention is necessary to improve the conversion rate in ethnic minorities in Southern California.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=78049380133&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=78049380133&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2010.06.390

DO - 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2010.06.390

M3 - Article

C2 - 20829076

AN - SCOPUS:78049380133

VL - 211

SP - 596

EP - 600

JO - Journal of the American College of Surgeons

JF - Journal of the American College of Surgeons

SN - 1072-7515

IS - 5

ER -