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Self-Driving Cars Could Cause a Major Organ Shortage

TaoJones

Beyond Driven
Nov 10, 2014
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2,857
The Americas
That’s a disturbing spin in that OP.

Fortunately, so to speak, for the organ donation purveyors, it will take decades to achieve majority penetration of the driving fleet with any kind of autonomous vehicle technology. New vehicles accounting for just 4% of those on the road and all.

Similarly, guess they will have to rely upon the spiraling opioid epidemic until more people figure out the benefits of CBD oil and other cannabis-related products.
 

ItsNotAboutTheMoney

Well-Known Member
Jul 12, 2012
10,782
8,017
Maine
FastStats

2016:
Heart disease: 633,842
Cancer: 595,930
Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 155,041
Accidents (unintentional injuries): 146,571
Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 140,323
Alzheimer’s disease: 110,561
Diabetes: 79,535
Influenza and Pneumonia: 57,062
Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis: 49,959
Intentional self-harm (suicide): 44,193

Potential pool is quite sizable. Needs a multi-pronged approach to Increase registrations, reduce objections from families and increasing willingness of doctors to ask. Belgium's model combines an opt-out system with dedicated employees in hospitals who are also engaged in public education campaigns. Transplants save money on treatment.
 

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