I wonder about a policy of prioritizing organ donor card holders over others, when allocating donated organs, given that all other conditions are equal.
A policy preferring donor card holders (a card expressing consent to donate post-mortem) was implemented in Israel in 2008. This increased the rate of donor card signups. Before 2008 organ donor card holder rate was low compared to western countries, and it is still low but rising. There are possibly religious reasons for the lower acceptance of organ donation in Israel.
My question is: Are there any other countries besides Israel which implemented such a policy, or has there been any research/experience in implementing such a policy?
I am aware that there are several other strategies and aspects to be considered but I am especially interested in the idea of prioritizing organ donor card holders.