The Failure of U.S. Organ Procurement Policy
9 Pages Posted: 13 Feb 2008
In this article, we calculate how many lives will be lost if the United States continues to prohibit the use of financial incentives to motivate organ donation. We do this to motivate policymakers to stop implementing alternative policy proposals that have little effect on the supply of organs but that temporarily quiet the outcry for resolving the transplant organ shortage.
Keywords: organ transplant, organ donation, policy, legislation, organ procurement, waiting lists, mortality, financial incentives, altruistic donation, demand, organ shortage, cadaveric organ donation
JEL Classification: I18, I11
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