Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Public and Private Regulation of Organ Transplantation: Liver Allocation and the Final Rule

Private regulation governs how organs from cadavers are allocated. This process led to a change in the rules that more clearly define public and private roles. Several liver transplant centers prompted the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network to adopt a national process for sharing organs. This paper examines the politics behind the decision and finds that private regulation makes effective use of stakeholders' technical expertise when changing the rules.

Additional Info

  • Volume or issue no.: La Follette School Working Paper No. 2006-013
  • Author(s): David L. Weimer