ON the List is a memoir of a kidney transplant and an analysis of the technological and policy issues in organ transplantation.
The story is about Steve Farber and Ernesto Delaroca, who met in the hospital the day of their kidney transplants, which took place one right after the other.
The authors of the book are Farber and Harlan Abrahams.
The tone of the book oscillates between the intensely private and personal, and the political and universal.
The personal story is that of Farber and his family, and of Delaroca and his family. The universal is the deaths of thousands of people for lack of a viable organ available for transplantation. To be exact, 6,500 will die this year, while 99,000 wait — and wait, and wait — for a life-saving transplant.