Douglas Hanto, MD, PhD, our chief chief of transplantation surgery, will discuss a variety of topics during an hour-long call-in show on NECN, today, April 2nd at 4 p.m. The program, Wired with Jim Braude and Leslie Gaydos will examine the medical crisis caused by the shortage of organs for donation. Some likely topics will be a South Carolina proposal to allow prison inmates time-off for organ donation; “transplant tourism,” where people go to poorer countries to find donors; and a recent statement by the president of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons that it may be time to pay donors for kidneys.
To join the conversation, call 617-244-3344. The program can also be viewed after the fact at http://www.boston.com/news/necn/Shows/wired/ .
If you want to get warmed up before going on air, there have lots of interesting ideas discussed on these topics in the comments section of a post below.