Speed transplants, save lives
Sridhar Tayur, Carnegie Mellon University and Anton Skaro, Northwestern University
With 80,000 Americans awaiting kidney transplants on any given day, the sad fact is that many people with renal disease will wait years and some will die before a suitable kidney becomes available. A new system for scheduling a fleet of airplanes to fly recipients to cities with available organs may substantially reduce that waiting time. Hear Sridhar Tayur of Carnegie Mellon University and physician Anton Skaro of Northwestern University preview the paper that co-author Baris Ata will present at INFORMS Healthcare 2011, which takes places in Montreal from June 20-22.
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