Link found between wealth and living kidney donation rates
It seems money is a stronger influence than culture when deciding whether to be a living kidney donor.
While cultural differences have often been cited as a barrier to living kidney donation in certain racial and ethnic groups, Dr. Jagbir Gill and his colleagues have found a strong correlation between median household income and living kidney donation, with significantly lower rates of living donation in lower income populations, irrespective of race. Dr. Gill is a transplant nephrologist at St. Paul’s Hospital and assistant professor of medicine at UBC.
Providence Health Care President and CEO Dianne Doyle