R Street Tech Policy Fellow Anne Hobson offered an interview recently to TVN, a private broadcaster in Poland, television network TVN, to discuss the recent Slate piece she wrote with Senior Fellow Ian Adams on how the rise of autonomous vehicles could affect the market for organ donation on the morning show “Dzien dobry TVN.”

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, sutonomous vehicles could prevent many of the 94 percent of road deaths attributable to human error. However, reducing vehicle accidents might reduce organ donations by up to 20 percent, exacerbating existing organ shortages. As the incidence of life-threatening chronic diseases such as kidney and liver disease increases, we need to consider promoting the market for organ donation by introducing presumed-consent rules or legalizing incentive packages that can include things like fixed payments, health insurance and paid donor leave.

Video of the appearance (overdubbed with simultaneous Polish translation) can be found at the link below.



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