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Abstract

Recent research has indicated that community-level characteristics are predictive of donor designation in a given region. This current study extends the body of this work to consider the potential impact of regional level sociocultural and socioeconomic determinants of health on measures of Organ Procurement Organizations’ (OPOs) success at facilitating organ transplants. Using select indicators from The National County Health Rankings dataset, county-level indicators were aggregated to provide estimates of health within each of the 57 national OPOs donation areas. Significant associations were documented.

Presentation Date

Summer 2020

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Ashley Fico

Event

McNair Summer Research Conference

Keywords

McNair, Organ Donation, Organ Procurement Organizations

Disciplines

Public Health

Sociocultural and Socioeconomic Determinants of Organ Donation

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