Their interviewed transplant surgeon thinks paying people for organs is abhorrent but compensating them for forgone earnings isn't bad. I have a hard time seeing the ethical distinction, but whatever framing works is fine by me.
- Compensate cadaveric organ donors with free funerals. It's odd that Otago can cover a cremation subsidy for those leaving their bodies to science, but we can't compensate organ donors for similar donations.
- Encourage LifeSharers as a way of boosting donation rates rather than try to stomp on it [see also here].
- Consider the other steps taken by Israel: priority access to donated organs for those signing on as organ donors. See here and here.
- Small steps towards a better world
Hit the "Organ Markets" tab for all the prior posts on the topic.