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dc.contributor.authorBergstrom, Teden_US
dc.contributor.authorGarratt, Roden_US
dc.contributor.authorSheehan-Connor, Damienen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-01-02en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-28T08:16:20Z-
dc.date.available2009-07-28T08:16:20Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/26135-
dc.description.abstractTransplants of donated stem cells save the lives of many patients with blood diseases. Donation is somewhat painful, but rarely has lasting adverse effects. Patients can accept transplants only from donors with compatible immune systems. Those lacking a sibling match must seek donations from the population at large. The probability that two persons of the same race are compatible is less than 1/10,000. Health authorities maintain a registry of several million genetically-tested potential donors who have agreed to donate if asked. We study the peculiar structure of voluntary public good provision represented by the registry, and compare the marginal benefits and marginal costs of expanding the registry.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherCESifo Münchenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCESifo working paper 2090en_US
dc.subject.jelD64en_US
dc.subject.jelH51en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.stwOrgantransplantationen_US
dc.subject.stwGentechniken_US
dc.subject.stwAltruismusen_US
dc.subject.stwKosten-Nutzen-Analyseen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleOne chance in a million: altruism and the bone marrow registryen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn555934810en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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