You’ve heard of Trump steaks, now Trump kidneys – AEI

Now consider a powerful cost-benefit analysis that appeared last year in the American Journal of Transplantation. Choosing a value of $45,000 for living donors and $10,000 for deceased ones (material benefit to be provided by the federal government) the authors found that taxpayers would save about $12 billion each year. This is the savings from stopping dialysis for 35,000 needy patients minus the cost of $45,000 per transplant for each of those patients. (Note: 35,000 is the total number of people in need of a kidney that is added to list each year)

Source: You’ve heard of Trump steaks, now Trump kidneys – AEI

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