“Guess what?” she told Lissek. “I learned I am going to have the honor of giving you my kidney.”
For Alvin Roth, joint winner of the 2012 Nobel prize for economics, studying the economy is about finding real-life solutions for real-life questions and never more so than in a revolutionary new system to match kidney donors with patients.
Life-saving kidney swaps are just one of the practical applications of the so-called game theories for which economist Alvin Roth won a share of the Nobel prize for economics.
For the first time in Israel, a court has ruled that the eggs of a deceased woman may be extracted and saved. The decision by the Kfar Sava Family Court this past Sunday was in relation to the case of the late Chen Aida Ayish, a 17-year-old from the Sharon region, who died of severe injuries sustained in a car crash. She was declared brain dead last Wednesday.