posted on Sep, 23 2018 @ 08:40 PM
I'm back. Thanks for all the comments folks, I was hoping to get a conversation started and hopefully get one or two people to think on this later,
when they're away from the keyboards and less angry.
For those that have had someone on the list or have lost someone -- I have no words that can relay how sorry I am to hear that.
To turn back to the statistics in the OP -- it does not say that minorities are in greater need of organs, due to diet or drug abuse, as some have
suggested, it says that there are less organs available to them. Everyone can get sick without it being their fault, or get in a car accident and need
an organ -- the article focuses that once people do need an organ, there is greater shortage of them for minorities.
It goes on to explain that this is due to many reasons -- African Americans are less informed about the benefits of organ donation for one. Two, as
they said, decades of uneven racial history also puts some races at a disadvantage -- unequal treatment from doctors and hospitals conditions whole
generations to trust authority less.
It also says research shows that on top of that minorities are less likely to be listed on the lists needing transplants than the whites in the same
low socioeconomic neighborhoods. That could be due to anything, I am not speculating the reason for this, but there is a statistical discrepancy
There are many people who need an organ and will never get it, regardless of their race. Not all white people get the organ they need.
But fewer black people do.
Thanks for reading.