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The Kidney Shortage: Short Term Salves and Long-Term Solutions – Congressional Briefing with the Organ Reform Group and Network (ORGAN)

10/4/2019 12:00 PM – 10/4/2019 1:00 PM

2075 Rayburn House Office Building




Dear Colleague,


Please join us, the Organ Reform Group and Network (ORGAN), and organ donation shortage experts
on Friday, October 4, 2019 from 12pm to 1pm in 2075 Rayburn House Office Building for a briefing about our nation’s kidney shortage and how we can safely increase the supply of organs for transplantation.


There are over 500,000 Americans on dialysis, and thousands die of kidney disease each year because of a lack of available kidneys.


Our speakers will discuss methods by which we can safely increase the number of transplants and save lives and taxpayer money.



  • Mario Macis, Johns Hopkins University Associate Professor of Economics and Author of
    Paying for Kidneys: A Randomized Survey and Choice Experiment
  • Keith Melancon, Director of the George Washington University Hospital’s Ron and Joy Paul Transplant Center
  • Sally Satel, American Enterprise Institute Resident Scholar and Yale University Lecturer
  • Josh Morrison, Director of Waitlist Zero

Moderated by Ike Brannon, Co-director of ORGAN



Related Legislative Issues

Selected legislative information: Consumer Affairs, Ethics and Standards, HealthCare

Related Event Information

Event Title: Lunch Briefing on Organ Donation
Event Location: 2075 Rayburn House Office Building
Event Start: 10/4/2019 12:00:00 PM
Event End: 10/4/2019 1:00:00 PM

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