New research highlights potential incentives to encourage organ donation
from By Chelsea Adams
The donor-priority rule was developed as a potential way to encourage organ donor registrations. If a person signs up to be an organ donor, the potential donor will receive a higher priority on the transplant list if he or she ever needs an organ transplant. However, this arrangement brings about an unintended consequence. People who are at risk of needing an organ transplant are more likely to register as organ donors. And generally speaking, people who need organ transplants are sick. New research published in the journal
pinpoints a potential solution.
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