Competition year: 2021
Project title: Addressing disparities in blood, stem cell and organ and tissue donor pools
Principal investigator: Warren Fingrut, Stem Cell Club
Target audience: medical trainees
The Stem Cell Club project team developed a workshop for medical students consisting of an online module followed by a facilitated discussion group. The module outlined racial disparities in donor pools across donation products, barriers to donation impacting racialized/ ethnic populations, and donation policies which disproportionately impact racialized communities. The module also highlighted the work of the Black Donors Save Lives campaign as an example of partnering with advocates from diverse communities to address disparities. Participants also reflected on specific actions to help address and overcome these challenges.
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