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End of the Line

Brady Scioscia

Reconstructing the Organ transplant waitlist

INDEX

1. Problem
2. Proposed Solutions
3. Solution
4. conclusion

1. Problem

Tonya Ingram

A poetAn activistA victim

Some people spend 10 years on the waitlist before reciving the organ they need...

Still Waiting?

Where are we Now?

From the USDHHS, to the HRSA, and finally to UNOS...

2.Proposed Solutions

Donations Please!

The U.S. already has the most registered organ donors in the world...

Is it possible to ethically give money for human organs?

Ethical Organ Trade

Non-Financial Compensation

Education

Academic education or job/carrer training

Healthcare

Post-operative health care for unrelated health issues

Housing

Temporary housing for up to a year.

3. Solution

Alvin Roth

A Noble prize-winning economist and the last person expected to fix the transplant waitlist

Using contagious altruism to fix the current waitlist

The Transplant Chain

Donor
Donor
Donor
Patient
Patient
Patient

Conclusion

4.Conclusion

  • The organ transplant waitlist is too long for the amount of donors
  • Cadaver donations aren't the problem
  • Paying for organs is morally wrong
  • Non-financial compensation is also morally wrong
  • Alvin Roth created the idea for organ chains
  • Organ chains are supported by contagious altruism and legally binding contracts
  • More transplant chain test runs are planned
Any Questions?

Thank You!