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Educating the Public and Stimulating Debate
on Critical Issues in Patient-Care Ethics since 2008

The Center for Ethical Solutions is a non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)(3) tax exempt public charity. We are teaming with leading health-care researchers and ethicists working to inform and involve the public in medical ethics debates that affect their personal healthcare decision.

The Center’s biggest project is its SOS (Solving the Organ Shortage) project; most of our projects are related at least tangentially to that project. We would like to expand the Center to include a lobbying arm and study the feasibility of pilot projects on compensated kidney donation in the United States.

Solving the Organ Shortage (Our SOS Project)

Charity:** Our newest project is to do a pilot project for a charity that helps living organ donors with donation related


Information: Click here for fact sheet on kidney disease and the organ shortage

As Time Runs Out: The Steve Lessin Story

An ethnographic documentary showing the lived experience of an individual who was waiting for a kidney and the effects that dialysis had on his life while he was waiting.

Click here to learn more about Steve’s story

Healthcare Decision Making (Try Our Advance Directive Steward)

Helping patients and their families advocate for themselves, including the first ever online interactive decision-making matrix for planning healthcare decisions.

Click here for access to the Advance Directive Steward.

Legal Trends in Bioethics

Sorting through confusing and sometimes contradictory bioethics legislation, case law, and regulation.

Click here for the current issue

Meeting the Needs of American Veterans

Studying healthcare options available for veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq, and the state of preparedness of the existing institutions charged with their care.

Click here to learn more about the veterans project 
Quick Facts About Suicide Among Service Members and Veterans 
Quick Facts Sheet on PTSD (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder) and TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) 

Pain Management

Investigating how to promote progress in pain management including end-of-life care, chronic pain treatment, and related legal and reimbursement issues.

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Donate your funds, your time, or your words

Help us solve some of medicine’s most pressing ethical issues. Make a tax-exempt donation to our projects, volunteer your time, or simply use our information to start a discussion about these issues with your friends, family, and community.