POLITICO's Pulse Check

The fight to fix organ donation, with Greg Segal

Episode Summary

More than 113,000 people are waiting for organ transplants — even as too many donated organs go to waste.

Episode Notes

An organ donation can save a life — or at least that's the message hammered home across public health, in advertisements or even when getting a driver's license. 

But why does the U.S. system fail to recover so many transplantable organs? And why are some donated organs even thrown away?

Greg Segal of ORGANIZE joined POLITICO's Dan Diamond to discuss the current problems and the promising future for organ donation, part of a special pop-up podcast at the Milken Institute's "Future of Health" summit.