Wednesday, January 30, 2008
When somebody can make a buck by going to India and stealing some poor guy's kidney then yeah, it's time for reform of the organ donation system. A market is one way to go, if you think it's okay to make a buck off an organ as long as it's procured legally. Another method might be for the government to pay donors or their families for their organs. Or there's the approach Britain is considering adopting, instituting presumed consent and requiring people to opt-out of the organ donation system. But a system in which thousands die each year for want of organs that are simply put in the ground to rot, something has to be done.