Organize Our Story
After watching his dad wait five years for a heart transplant, Greg Segal co-founded Organize, a non-profit patient advocacy group, to increase the number of transplantable organs every year.
Organize was awarded an “Innovator in Residence” position in the Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) from 2015-2016, affording us the opportunity to conduct policy research. While at HHS, we worked with the Laura and John Arnold Foundation (now Arnold Ventures), the Bridgespan Group, and the University of Pennsylvania to create an objective picture of OPO performance, rather than rely on self-reported information.
OPOs fail to recover as many as 28,000 lifesaving organs every year, which also costs taxpayers billions in dialysis costs for patients awaiting kidney transplants.