Organ donation part 4/4 – Making transplant organs

If current organ donation systems don’t adapt, alternative solutions to the global organ shortage will hopefully emerge from biotechnology. Making organ donation work? Organ shortage is costly in terms of human lives, public expenditure and lost productivity from unserved patients. Long-term dialysis, for example, is more expensive than kidney transplantation. Additionally, dialysis patients cannot maintain a regular job unlike successful […]

The future(s) of healthcare?

Planning and financing healthcare is a challenging task for individuals, private insurance providers and governments. Public and private insurances must cater for a vast number of people ideally equally across all income classes. Indeed, increased healthcare spending can reduce inequalities in mortality between socioeconomic groups (Mackenbach, Hu et al. 2017). However, there can be an inherent conflict between the utility […]