Tuesday, May 5, 2015
TIME: 11:30am – Bar opens; 12:15pm – Lunch; 1-2pm – Presentation and Q & A
PRICE: $20 Members; $30 Non-members (includes lunch); $10 Lecture only
EVENT TYPE: Speaker Luncheon
Sigrid Fry-Revere, JD, PhD, an attorney and bioethicist, is the founder of the Center for Ethical Solutions, a nonprofit think tank that helps educate and empower the public about making difficult patient-care decisions. Dr. Fry-Revere has focused on the Center’s Solving the Organ Shortage project, which seeks innovative ways to improve the supply of needed organs for transplant within the United States. She is the first westerner ever to interview legal kidney donors in Iran, the one country in the world that claims to have solved its kidney shortage. The Iranians have tried many different approaches and learned much over 30 years of experimenting with compensating donors. Dr. Fry-Revere spent two months in that country interviewing and filming subjects for her study of what Iran has learned about addressing the organ shortage. Come and hear her findings on what the lessons from Iran that may be applied in other countries, especially our own.