Effect of state policies on organ donation — Organ donation and transplantation in the news

July 22, 2015

Overview

Jayant A. Talwalkar, M.D., Mayo Clinic transplant hepatologist, discusses how recent state policies affect organ donation rates. Specifically, Dr. Talwalkar focuses on a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine that concluded that our current approaches for organ donation are not significantly increasing the number of life-saving transplants that could be performed annually. New policy designs are needed to close the gap between organ supply and demand.