By Grace Bastidas | 04/03/2011 - 14:00
Flip over your driver’s license or state-issued ID. Are you an organ donor? Turns out that Latinos, especially Mexican-Americans, are less likely to “make an anatomical gift” than Americans in general. This is especially alarming considering our numbers are growing steadily, and we could be saving lives.
Some of this reticence centers on religion, as many believe that in order to enter heaven their body must be whole. In many cases, they also think that organ donors can’t have open casket funerals.