A recent report says that almost all Americans support organ donation but less than half actually go up there and sign up for the same.
An American Psychological Association (APA) news release reported that scientists doing the study found that the reason for such less people registering for organ donation could be because supporting something may not mean that they will be a part of the same.
However there is a high chance that people who do support the idea will actually go ahead and register than those who don’t support organ donation.
A similar survey which was conducted way back in 2005 found out that though 95 percent Americans support organ donation still only about 40 percent go ahead and actually register for it.
Lead researcher Jason T. Siegel, PhD, of Claremont Graduate University, said in the news release that despite the fact that all Americans support organ donation there were about 120,000 people in the U. S. whose names were there on a waiting list for an organ transplant as of December 2013.
Apart from this there are 18 people who lose their lives due to insufficient organs available for donation.