In this innovative talk, transplant surgeon Dr. Jayme Locke shares an idea that could literally save thousands of lives. She explains how if we change the conversation around organ donation and assume altruism, we can exponentially increase the number of live donor matches. Dr. Jayme Locke is an abdominal transplant surgeon and director of the Incompatible Kidney Transplant Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Locke specializes in innovative strategies for the transplantation of incompatible organs, disparities in access to and outcomes after solid organ transplantation, and transplantation of HIV-infected end-stage patients. Dr. Locke also serves as coordinator of the UAB Kidney transplant chain and has helped UAB build a nationally recognized incompatible kidney transplant program with one of the longest kidney transplant chains in the US.
In addition to being a National Institute of Health funded Investigator, Dr. Locke has authored 63 articles in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Locke is an associate editor for Transplantation, and serves as a reviewer for several other leading journals. She is a member of numerous professional organizations including the American Society of Transplant Surgeons and is a current fellow of the American College of Surgeons. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.
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