Doctors have higher organ donation rate than public

Physicians are one-and-a-half-times more likely to register as organ donors than members of the general public, a new Canadian study finds.

Researchers consulted local databases comprising over 15,000 physicians, and found 43.3% - roughly 6,500 - were registered.

By comparison, only 23.9% of the general public were found to be registered, and only 29.5% of “matched citizens” - a group comprised of people with similar backgrounds and qualities as physicians.

The authors said future research was needed to establish whether the situation was similar in other countries.

Read more at Western University Ontario