Optimizing organ donation: When big data and analytics helps save lives

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You might hear business executives talk about how critical big data and analytics initiatives are for their companies. But for some organizations, leveraging these technologies can actually be life-saving for individuals.

That’s certain the case at the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), the private, non-profit organization that manages the nation’s organ transplant system. UNOS matches donated organs to transplant candidates who are waiting for them.

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