Legal and Real-life Insights into Organ Donation in Georgia

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Professor Emerita Sylvia Caley was the founding director of HeLP. Before GSU, she was an attorney with Atlanta Legal Aid and before that a registered nurse in organ transplantation. She was integral to Georgia having organ donation designated on individuals’ drivers’ licenses, testifying before the Health Committee of the Georgia House of Representatives. Professor Anjali Deshmukh is a health law professor and practicing pediatrician. In this lunch hour panel, they will discuss the history, medical procedure, legal authority, ethical concerns, equitable access and other challenges to organ transplant in the U.S. In addition, Morgan Cronin (J.D. ’23) will share her inspirational story of recently serving as a live organ donor for her brother who needed a liver transplant.