Auctions, Market Mechanisms, and Their Applications. Second International ICST Conference, AMMA 2011, NewYork, NY, USA, August 22-23, 2011, Revised Selected Papers

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The Regulated Market for Kidneys in Iran

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-30913-7_19,
        author={Farshad Fatemi},
        title={The Regulated Market for Kidneys in Iran},
        proceedings={Auctions, Market Mechanisms, and Their Applications. Second International ICST Conference, AMMA 2011, NewYork, NY, USA, August 22-23, 2011, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={AMMA},
        year={2012},
        month={10},
        keywords={Kidney Market},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-30913-7_19}
    }
    
  • Farshad Fatemi
    Year: 2012
    The Regulated Market for Kidneys in Iran
    AMMA
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-30913-7_19
Farshad Fatemi1,*
  • 1: Sharif University of Technology
*Contact email: ffatemi@Sharif.edu

Abstract

We study the kidney market in Iran. The most effective treatment for end-stage renal disease is a kidney transplant. While the supply of cadaveric kidneys is limited, the debate has been focused on the effects of the existence of a free market for human organs. Economists as well as medical and legal researchers are divided over the issue. Iran has a unique kidney market which has been in place for over 20 years, frequently reporting surprising success in reducing the waiting list for kidneys. This paper demonstrates how the Iranian system works.