A dark side of self driving cars

It isn’t just that there may be less insurance issues, with the possibility of needing less employees in the industry, but the Victor crew came across an article from Slate that talks about it affecting donor organs.

With less fatalities caused by accidents, the viable organ pool will go down for those needing transplants. The article points out that about 6,500 Americans die waiting for a transplant and another 4,000 are removed from the list because their problem has progressed past the point of needing an organ transplant. Liver and kidney disease kill more people than some cancers. Currently there are more than 35,000 people killed each year on the roads. One in five organ donations come from road accidents.

It is sad there will be less help for those needing transplants but to reduce the number of traffic deaths from 35,000 is a good thing.