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Deceased Organ Matching in Australia

Research paper by Toby Walsh

Indexed on: 18 Oct '17Published on: 18 Oct '17Published in: arXiv - Computer Science - Computer Science and Game Theory



Abstract

Despite efforts to increase the supply of organs from living donors, most kidney transplants performed in Australia still come from deceased donors. The age of these donated organs has increased substantially in recent decades as the rate of fatal accidents on roads has fallen. The Organ and Tissue Authority in Australia is therefore looking to design a new mechanism that better matches the age of the organ to the age of the patient. I discuss the design, axiomatics and performance of several candidate mechanisms that respect the special online nature of this fair division problem.