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.