CNBC "Squawk Box" - "Mount Sinai CEO In the Health Care Hot Seat"
We spend a lot of money keeping people alive on machines who need transplants, but there’s a lot we can do to as a society to donate organs. "In the United States we have an automatic 'opt-out' the assumption is that if your license doesn't say 'I'm a donor' then the assumption is that you are not a donor," said Dr. Kenneth Davis, President and CEO of The Mount Sinai Medical Center. "In Spain if your license says nothing, the assumption is you are a donor. In Spain as a consequence they have twice the number of available organs. A transplant for one time is expensive, but over a lifetime it saves Medicare between $300,000 and $500,000." Learn more