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Episode 58: System Catalysts: Why are Thousands of Donated Organs Thrown Away Each Year? - Dimagi


System Catalysts: Why are Thousands of Donated Organs Thrown Away Each Year?

Episode 58 | 29 Minutes

Co-hosts, Jonathan Jackson and Amie Vaccaro are joined by Greg Siegel, founder of the non-profit Organize, and Jennifer Erickson, a senior fellow at the Federation of American Scientists, both of whom have personal and professional stakes in improving the organ donation system.

Key Topics Discussed:

  • Examination of the bureaucratic obstacles and lack of accountability within the organ donation system
  • Discussion on the failures of Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs) and their impact, especially on minority communities
  • Details on the significant regulatory changes achieved through data analysis and bipartisan efforts
  • Emphasis on the importance of data-driven advocacy, clear communication, and persistence in achieving systemic improvements.

Show Notes


This transcript was generated by AI and may contain typos and inaccuracies.

Meet The Hosts

Amie Vaccaro

Senior Director, Global Marketing, Dimagi

Amie leads the team responsible for defining Dimagi’s brand strategy and driving awareness and demand for its offerings. She is passionate about bringing together creativity, empathy and technology to help people thrive. Amie joins Dimagi with over 15 years of experience including 10 years in B2B technology product marketing bringing innovative, impactful products to market.

Jonathan Jackson

Co-Founder & CEO, Dimagi

Jonathan Jackson is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Dimagi. As the CEO of Dimagi, Jonathan oversees a team of global employees who are supporting digital solutions in the vast majority of countries with globally-recognized partners. He has led Dimagi to become a leading, scaling social enterprise and creator of the world’s most widely used and powerful data collection platform, CommCare.



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