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What can be done to increase the number of organ, blood donors? | The Ethical Life podcast

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Episode 51: Thousands of Americans die each year because the demand for organs far exceeds the supply. And we’ve all heard stories about hospitals struggling to get enough people to voluntarily donate blood. Hosts Scott Rada and Rick Kyte discuss what can and should be done to increase donations and save lives.

Links to stories discussed during the podcast:

Assessing global organ donation policies: Opt-in vs. opt-out, by the National Center for Biotechnology Information

Paid organ donation: The case against, by the National Center for Biotechnology Information

Ethical issues of transplanting organs from transgenic animals into human beings, by the National Center for Biotechnology Information

Why you get paid to donate plasma but not blood, by Elizabeth Preston, Stat

The United States surrogacy law map, by Creative Family Connections

About the hosts: Scott Rada is social media manager with Lee Enterprises, and Richard Kyte is the director of the D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership at Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wis.

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