Danielle Schulman

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OBJECTIVE As the shortage of suitable organs for transplantation is especially pronounced among Hispanic Americans (HA), our objective was to determine whether a focused media campaign including culturally sensitive educational material on organ donation would positively influence organ donation awareness, perceptions, and beliefs, and increase the(More)
BACKGROUND A persistent shortage of organs and inexhaustible waiting lists continue to result in many people dying while awaiting transplantation. On July 1, 2006, the California Department of Motor Vehicles joined forces with California's Online Organ and Tissue Registry and launched a campaign to increase donation rates. This campaign included intense(More)
BACKGROUND The organ supply shortage continues to be a public health care crisis, with nearly 20 people dying each day awaiting transplantation. Inability to obtain consent remains one of the major obstacles to converting potential donors into organ donors. We hypothesize that the presence of in-house coordinators (IHCs) from organ procurement organizations(More)
BACKGROUND The Organ Donation Breakthrough Collaborative began in 2003 to address and alleviate the shortage of organs available for transplantation. This study investigated the patterns of organ donation by race to determine if the Collaborative had an impact on donation rates among ethnic minorities. STUDY DESIGN The following data from the Southern(More)
BACKGROUND In order to maximize organ donation opportunities, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) requires verified trauma centers to have a relationship with an organ procurement organization (OPO), a policy for notification of the OPO, a process to review organ donation rates, and a protocol for declaring neurologic death. We hypothesized that meeting(More)
The growing need for transplantable organs continues to outpace supply. This discrepancy is most pronounced in minority populations. Hispanic Americans, however, are significantly less likely to donate their organs for reasons that remain poorly understood. We sought to identify factors that influence Hispanic American high school students' intent to(More)
IMPORTANCE The growing demand for organs continues to outpace supply. This gap is most pronounced in minority populations, who constitute more than 40% of the organ waiting list. Hispanic Americans are particularly less likely to donate compared with other minorities for reasons that remain poorly understood and difficult to change. OBJECTIVE To determine(More)
Religion is an important determinant in Hispanic Americans (HA) becoming organ donors as HA often believe religion forbids donation. We investigated the effect of an educational program targeting HA organ donation in places of worship. A prospective observational study was conducted at four Catholic churches with a high percentage of HA. A 45-min(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify factors that contribute to intent to donate organs in Hispanic American individuals. DESIGN Cross-sectional telephone surveys. SETTING Four southern California neighborhoods with a high percentage of Hispanic American individuals. PATIENTS Respondents 18 years or older were drawn randomly from lists of Hispanic surnames. MAIN(More)