Monday, August 18, 2008

More on Paying for Kidney Donations

We've blogged a number of times on the shortage of kidney donations and laws against paying donors. As discussed in this recent Slate article, The American Medical Association has apparently adopted our view - the Association recently voted to lobby Congress to allow the study of the use of some sort of financial incentives for donating organs.

Unfortunately, the National Kidney Foundation will not support this effort. According to a senior vice president for health policy and research with the organization, financial payments would cheapen the gift and lead to fewer people donating overall. We need to track this person down and send them a copy of our book.

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