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Organ donations on the rise among Latinos at County-USC Medical Center
Los Angeles Times

Latinos who die at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center are donating organs for transplantation at increasing rates, according to a new study.

Minorities have long been less willing than whites to donate their organs, a disparity widely attributed to mistrust of the medical system.

But among Latino patients at County-USC who met the medical criteria for organ donation, the share who consented — either through their families or in advance through the state organ donation registry — climbed steadily from 56% in 2005 to 83% in 2011.