How Israel Encourages Organ Donations

Israel recently adopted this policy by giving extra points on the allocation system to people who previously signed the organ donor card. In the case of kidneys, for example, two points (on a 0-18 point scale) are given if the candidate had three or more years previous to being listed signed their organ card. One point is given if a first-degree relative had signed and 3.5 points if a first-degree relative had previously donated.

Source: Alex Tabarrok

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  1. Joe Barnett says:

    But does it work?

  2. Devon Herrick says:

    There’s an organization in the United States that has a program not unlike this. People sign up to be organ donors with the group but their organs are reserved first for other members (who’ve also signed up to be organ donors).

  3. Marvin says:

    In the US, we don’t allow selling organs (legally) for a reason.

  4. Alex says:

    What are the allocation points used for?