A Time-dependent Stopping Problem with Application to Live Organ Transplants

@article{David1985ATS,
  title={A Time-dependent Stopping Problem with Application to Live Organ Transplants},
  author={Israel David and Uri Yechiali},
  journal={Operations research},
  year={1985},
  volume={33 3},
  pages={491-504}
}
We consider a time-dependent stopping problem and its application to the decision-making process associated with transplanting a live organ. "Offers" (e.g., kidneys for transplant) become available from time to time. The values of the offers constitute a sequence of independent identically distributed positive random variables. When an offer arrives, a decision is made whether to accept it. If it is accepted, the process terminates. Otherwise, the offer is lost and the process continues until… CONTINUE READING