Monday, September 18, 2006

Matching Donors

Would you give your sibling your spare kidney? Would you give a perfect stranger your spare kidney? I would give my brother mine, but I would not give a stranger mine. The odds are that I'm probably not a good match for my brother, but I may be a good match with someone else. Someone who would be willing to give their sibling a kidney, but is likewise not a good match. Thus we have a matching problem. Well this website,, while not specifically designed to solve the problem I point out is designed to help match live donors with patients. Of course wouldn't this be easier if we were just able to sell them? Or at least allow them to be sold once we die?

Keywords: Organ Donation, ECO120

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