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Black American Organ Donation Crisis

Pre-Video Questionnaire

1. Which of the following best describes your race? *This question is required.
3. What is your gender?
4. What is your highest level of education?
5. Do you support organ donation?
6. Would you be willing to donate your organs in the event of your death?
7. If yes, How have you expressed your wishes to others? How have you made your donation intentions known?
8. If no, What is/are the main reasons to keep you from donating your organs?
9. There is a major shortage of organs available for transplantation in the United States, especially among Black Americans.
10. Transplant waitlist times are the same for Black Americans as they are for Caucasians.
11. Black Americans receive fewer organs for transplantation than other races due to racial discrimination.
12. An individual is placed higher on the transplant waiting list (and receives a transplant sooner) if they are rich, white and/or famous.
13. Due to genetic differences, it is more difficult to match Black Americans to suitable donors than it is to find matching donors for other ethnicities.
14. A brain dead person is considered legally and clinically dead.
15. It is possible for a brain dead person to recover from their injuries.
16. If a doctor knows that an individual is an organ donor, they won't try as hard to save that individual's life, or may declare the individual dead prematurely to take their organs.
17. Black Americans are more likely to develop diseases causing organ failure and requiring an organ transplant.