Proposals to shorten transplant list make no gains

There are several proposals for increasing organ donations, none of which has made much progress in America so far. The three leading ones are:

• Making payments to donor families, which would cover some expenses for families willing to donate a relative’s organs.

• Enacting “presumed consent,” which would assume someone’s organs are available for transplant unless a family opted out of donation.

• Establishing “A” and “B” lists of potential recipients, which would give preference to people on the waiting list who had agreed to be organ donors themselves.


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