31 May 2004
Incentives for Organ Donation: Some Ethical IssuesRobert Sells
Ann Transplant 2004; 9(1): 23-24 :: ID: 7995
Objections to commerce in organs has not stopped the spread of such practice around the world. In most countries the gap between supply and demand for organs continues to increase. Kidneys from living donors are considered a valuable addition to the donor pool, and in a more acquisitive world, donor incentives are becoming thinkable, even acceptable. Current incentives for cadaver and living organ donation are reviewed from ethical and legal perspectives. A new principle of reimbursement for the living dono’'s risk and pain is defined and presented for debate.
Keywords: Organ Donation, Organ Transplantation, incentives
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