The majority of Americans are in favor of it...
Read about it online in JAMA Surgery (Published online March 23, 2016) or download the article here. The article, co-authored by Thomas G. Peters, MD; Jonathan S. Fisher, MD; Robert G. Gish, MD; Richard J. Howard, MD, PhD interprets polling data collected by Penn Schoen Berland (PSB) in 2014.
Richard Darling, FAIR Foundation Founder and past president, contracted with Penn Schoen Berland (PSB) to conduct the poll and was instrumental in the formulation of the polling questions. The objective of the poll was to understand where the American public stands regarding their willingness to support a system that offers incentives for organ donation. The poll shows that the majority of Americans support financial incentives for organ donation. We encourage you to download the article for a full discussion and explanation of the poll data. The poll is the first of its kind utilizing accepted testing methodologies to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the data (review polling questions here).
Article co-author and transplant surgeon, Dr. Jonathan Fisher discusses compensation for living kidney donors as a remedy for the severe shortage of organs for transplant. Watch the video here.
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*The US Department of Health and Human Services, Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network: http://optn.transplant.hrsa.gov
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