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Fewer Traffic Collisions During Shutdown Means Longer Waits for Organ Donations

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By April Dembosky, KQED 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.

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