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Replication data for: One Chance in a Million: Altruism and the Bone Marrow Registry

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Bergstrom, Theodore C.
  • Garratt, Rodney J.
  • Sheehan-Connor, Damien
Publication Date
2008-12-29
Description
  • Abstract

    Stem cell transplants save lives of many patients with blood diseases. Donation is 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 general population. The probability that two unrelated persons are compatible is less than 1/10,000. Health authorities maintain a registry of several million genetically tested potential donors who agree to donate if asked. We find that the benefits of adding registrants of every race exceed costs. We also explore the peculiar structure of voluntary public good provision that faces potential donors. (JEL D64, H41, I11)
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Relations
  • Is supplemented by
    DOI: 10.1257/aer.99.4.1309 (Text)
Publications
  • Bergstrom, Theodore C, Rodney J Garratt, and Damien Sheehan-Connor. “One Chance in a Million: Altruism and the Bone Marrow Registry.” American Economic Review 99, no. 4 (August 2009): 1309–34. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.99.4.1309.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.99.4.1309 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2019-11-14 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2019-11-14

Bergstrom, Theodore C.; Garratt, Rodney J.; Sheehan-Connor, Damien (2008): Replication data for: One Chance in a Million: Altruism and the Bone Marrow Registry. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E113316V1-19563