By Cara Murez
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,…