What happens if you need a kidney transplant and don’t know a biological match? A Nobel prize-winning economist has a solution: transplant chains. Donors agree to give to a stranger in exchange for a kidney for their loved one, but it has to start with someone willing to give without getting anything in return

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In India and other countries, the majority of living organ donors are women

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Ms. Fawcett, 53, has end-stage liver disease, and the celebration took place in a ninth-floor family lounge at Mount Sinai Hospital, though she was too sick to eat very much. Ms. Fawcett, a retired caterer, is one of 14,100 people in the United States waiting for a liver transplant. One in ten will die before getting an organ

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Susan Fredriksen: “It took me about two months to fully recuperate, but it was worth it. When I decided to donate my kidney, it wasn’t much of a decision-making process, but more like a tap on the shoulder.”

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