Time to Test Incentives to Increase Organ Donation-Sally Satel, MD

By Sally Satel, MD; David C. Cronin II, MD, PhD, MHCM
Published on June 9, 2015

Editorial-Time to Test Incentives to Increase Organ Donation
Sally Satel, MD; David C. Cronin II, MD, PhD, MHCM

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In 1987, when the United Network for Organ Sharing began keeping records, there was a gap between supply of organs and demand. With time, that gap has become a chasm. Last year, more than 120 000 people were in need of a kidney, liver, heart, or lung; roughly 7000 of them died while waiting.1
During the past 2 decades, states have tried several ways to encourage nondirected organ donation from deceased and living donors.

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Editorial: JAMA Internal Medicine Published online June 1, 2015