By Cara Murez 

HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, Nov. 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) — The difference between age 69 and age 70 is, of course, just a single year.

Yet, organizations that receive organs for transplant patients are less likely to choose one from the older donor, a new study finds.

American organ procurement organizations and transplant centers were about 5% less likely to select or accept an organ from 70-year-old donors than from those who died at 69.

This is called left-digit bias, which unconsciously places value on the first digit in a number — 7 in 70, for example — and is linked to ageism,…


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