According to an August 2011 survey, one in four Pennsylvanians who are not currently registered as organ and tissue donors believe that, if they were ever seriously injured, doctors would not try to save their life - and have not become donors for that reason. Based on this data, one of the myth busting videos was specifically created to address this myth. Watch the video here.
The second video is aimed at dispelling the myth that monetary status plays a role in an individual's ability to receive an organ transplant. Watch the video here. "Wealth and social status have no bearing whatsoever on organ and tissue allocation," said Susan Stuart, President and CEO of the Center for Organ Recovery and Education (CORE). "The matching system selects recipients based on blood and tissue typing, organ size, medical urgency, waiting time and geographic location. Donate Life-PA is releasing these videos to inform Pennsylvanians of these crucial facts."