Women May Be More Willing Than Men To Donate Organs

American Heart Association
Men and women have similar reasons for becoming – or not becoming – an organ donor, according to a new study. Yet women appear more willing to donate their organs to family members or strangers. The new study was designed to delve into organ donation sex disparities, which has not been extensively studied before, even though receiving an organ from the opposite sex can lead to worse survival rates, particularly with heart transplants. In the U.S., 60% of living donors – for example, of a kidney or a part of the liver – are women. But only 40% of deceased donors are women.