In the Media

ARTICLES AND RADIO PROGRAMS ABOUT THE AMERICAN LIVING ORGAN DONOR FUND

** Huffington Post (June 26, 2016)

** NPR’s This American Life (podcast 580) (February 21, 2016) (The story relevant to the ALODF starts 40 minutes into the broadcast).

**Opinionator (Aug 07, 2015)

**Opinionator (July 31, 2015)

**PBS (Jun 10, 2015)

**Connecticut NPR (May 31, 2015)

**Main Public Radio (April 10, 2015)

**Portland Press Herald (April 10, 2015)

**Loudoun Times Mirror (April 2, 2015)

**Press Release (March 9, 2015)

**Businesswire (March 9, 2015)

**San Francisco CBS Local (March 5, 2015)

**Huffington Post Live (Feb. 26, 2015)

**Marketplace (Feb. 18, 2015)

**Article in Reuters (Jan. 29, 2015)

**Article in Voices in Bioethics (Jan. 27, 2015).

COVERAGE OF OUR “Save 30 Lives in 30 Days” CAMPAIGN

**News articles The Herald (PA), Business Wire, Yahoo Finance,  My Health Share Medical Reporter and AARP Community Blog.

**Radio coverage. NPR and others, for example, on WTOP in Washington, D.C.

SOME RECOGNITION OF THE PROBLEM THE AMERICAN LIVING ORGAN DONOR FUND IS TRYING TO SOLVE

**Congressman Nadler (Feb. 25, 2016) Bipartisan Living Donor Protection Act to Protect Organ Donors.

**Aspen Institute (Oct. 24, 2014) Five Best Ideas of the Day.

**NPR Marketplace Report (Oct. 17, 2014) The Push to Better Reimburse Organ Donors.

**CNN Op-Ed (Oct. 21, 2014) on Why Should Donating An Organ Cost So Much?

(CNN) — Thirty years ago, the United States enacted a law that has inadvertently condemned hundreds of thousands of Americans to death. As a result of the National Organ Transplant Act, more Americans have lost their lives waiting for an organ than died in both World Wars, Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq put together.
The law bans almost any payment to living organ donors. Recipients themselves can reimburse donors’ travel, lodging, and lost wages, which helps, when they have the money — but not when they don’t.
Most people who are living donors give to a family member or friend, but the financial hardships are considerable and people are regularly denied permission to donate because they don’t have enough financial resources.
I was denied for that reason when I wanted to donate an organ to save a friend’s life. With four kids in college… [READ THE REST HERE]

**Transplant Law Needs Reform. The New Republic (October 24, 2014).

**Congress Can Save Thousands of Lives. Forbes (Oct. 24, 2014).

**To Poor to Donate, Loudoun Times-Mirror (June 2014).

 

 OTHER
**The Kidney Seller, A Journey of Discovery in Iran. Iran’s approach to organ shortage (2014)
**Sigrid’s presentation at TEDMED. What can Iran teach us about the kidney shortage? (2014)
**Sigrid’s presentation at the Women’s Democratic Club in Washington, DC for the Middle East Dialogue Conference (Feb. 26, 2015)
**The country where selling your organs is legit ozy.com (June 28, 2016)