Broad Support Among Americans for Tissue and Organ Donation for Research

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Broad Support among Americans for Tissue and Organ Donation for Research

The advocacy group Research!America is out with a small, new survey that finds broad support for the donation of tissue and organs for research. Here's more: 

  • The survey: More than 1,000 adults were surveyed about their views on organ and tissue donation for research, as well as whether they were signed up to be donors. 
  • The findings: 92% of those surveyed agree — most of them strongly so — that organ and tissue donations help with medical innovation. Majorities of respondents also support donation at death for transplants and for research. 
  • Registered donors: At the same time, 55% of those surveyed said they were registered as organ or tissue donors. Among those who weren't registered, they cited indecision as a major reason why.

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