Katrina Bramstedt

medical ethicist specializing in transplants and the author of “The Organ Donor Experience"

Katrina Bramstedt appears in the following:

60 Lives Connected in the Largest Chain of Kidney Transplants

Monday, February 20, 2012

The National Kidney Registry called it "Chain 124." It began last August and lasted through December, linking 60 lives forever in the longest-ever chain of kidney transplants.  Through the cooperation of seventeen hospitals in eleven states, it connected 30 people who needed a kidney with 30 people willing to give up an organ to a complete stranger. Transplant chains like this are rare, but computer models suggest thousands more transplants could be made each year if there were a national databank of willing donors and recipients — and if more Americans knew about such programs.