Merrill Matthews, Ph.D., has agreed to serve as an advisor to LifeSharers. Doctor Matthews is Director of the Council for Affordable Health Insurance and Resident Scholar at the Institute for Policy Innovation. LifeSharers is a non-profit network of organ donors that gives registered organ donors preferred access to transplantable organs. It was launched in 2002 to help alleviate the shortage of human organs needed for transplant operations. That shortage kills over 6,000 Americans every year.