An organ recipient will discuss organ transplants during an Altrusa Club meeting on Wednesday.
The presentation by Jill McMaster will be titled “Allocating Organs for Transplant: Rationing the Gift of Life.” The luncheon meeting will be at the Double Tree Hotel.
“Because the demand for life-saving transplants greatly exceeds the availability of donated organs, the ethical and analytical challenges are enormous,” McMaster said. Those ethical and analytical challenges will be discussed during her presentation.
McMaster has supported organ transplantation in the United States for many years, a press release said. Working with the Organ Procurement and Transplant Network, she brings the public perspective to the process of establishing national policy to allocate organs for transplant. [Read more…]