Fewer Traffic Collisions During Shutdown Means Longer Waits For Organ Donations

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On Day Two of the San Francisco Bay Area’s stay-at-home orders in March, Nohemi Jimenez got into her car in San Pablo, California, waved goodbye to her 3-year-old son and drove to her regular Wednesday dialysis appointment.

The roads were deserted. No traffic. Jimenez, 30, said it is hard to admit what she thought next: No traffic meant no car accidents. And that meant she’d be on the waiting list for a kidney transplant even longer.

“I don’t want to be mean, but I was like, ‘Oh, my God. Nobody’s going to die,’” she said. “I’m not going to get

Read more    Source: californiahealthline.org

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