February 21, 2023
Life Sciences | Tea Leaves
  • The United Network for Organ Sharing, the nonprofit managing the country’s organ transplant system, is pushing for policy changes to make the transportation of organ donations more seamless. Interim CEO Maureen McBride wants organ transit via commercial air to revert to the pre-September 11, 2001, process, when packaged organs were placed in the cockpit just before departure and quickly retrieved after landing. Currently, they’re stored in the belly of a plane and subject to rules similar to how luggage is handled, which can delay the time-sensitive deliveries. (Article here)