Why driverless cars could magnify the organ donor shortage

While driverless cars are expected to decrease road fatalities, the technology may cause negative consequences for organ donation.

About one in five organs used for transplants are linked to individuals who died in car crashes and about 6,500 Americans die every year waiting for an organ transplant, reports NewsChannel5.

A decrease in road fatalities means a reduction in available organs, which could worsen the national organ donor shortage.

Scientists are currently working on several technological advancements to fix the organ shortage, such as genetically engineering animal organs for human use and growing organs in a lab.

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