Why Do So Many Donated Kidneys End Up in the Trash? (Freakonomics, M.D. Ep. 11)

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Every year, thousands of people in the U.S. die while they’re waiting for a new kidney, yet thousands of available organs get thrown away. Bapu talks to a kidney doctor and an economics Nobel laureate about why this happens and how the system could improve.

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Here’s where you can learn more about the people and ideas in this episode:

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  • Sumit Mohan, professor of medicine and epidemiology at Columbia University.
  • Alvin Roth, professor of economics at Stanford University.

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