This site makes available the materials used in research on increasing donor registration at New Mexico MVDs.
Save Lives 3
Save Lives 2
Save Lives 1
ABOUT THIS SITE
This site was built to share the materials from research studies focused on increasing organ donor registration in motor vehicle departments (MVD)s. The research was a collaborative effort by Claremont Graduate University, Donate Life New Mexico, and the New Mexico Motor Vehicle Departments (MVD).
For each study, we will supply a brief description of the study design, the materials used in the study, and photos of how the materials were displayed. When possible we will provide links to the publication of the results of each study in peer-reviewed journals.
Our goal in launching this site is to disseminate the knowledge generated by publicly funded research, such that others in the donor community may use or be influenced by our materials in their efforts to increase donor registration.
This project was supported by Grant No. R39OT29877 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration’s Division of Transplantation (HRSA/DoT). The contents of this website are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of HRSA/DoT.
Research Study 1 and Study 2
Eligibility, Save Lives, Family Benefits
This research compared three messaging conditions to a control and to each other. Two studies were conducted, an initial study (November 2017 to March 2018) and an exact replication (July 2018 to December 2018). The three messaging conditions focused on how anyone is eligible to register as an organ donor (eligibility), how many lives are in need of saving and are saved by organ donation, (saving lives), and how being an organ donor can be experienced as beneficial to organ donors' families (family benefits).
Research Study 3 and 4
Eligibility, Family Needs, Family Norms
In this research there three messaging conditions. The three messaging conditions focused on how anyone is eligible to register as an organ donor (eligibility), how a person needs to take care of their family, and how organ donation can help meet that need, (family needs), and how many people agree that organ donation benefits donor families (family norms). Two studies were conducted using these materials. The first compared these three conditions to a control (May to October 2019). The second compared the eligibility to a control, and the combination of eligibility, family needs and family norms to a control (October 2019 to February 2020).