From the Sentinel Echo: What would happen if Americans were paid to donate their kidneys?

08 Jun 2016 4:51 PM | Cathy Teal (Administrator)

Mar 24, 2016  By Ariana Eunjung |  Washington Post

One of the strictest tenets of the U.S. transplant system is that paying for organs is forbidden. The ban, imposed by the National Transplant Act of 1984, was designed to protect the poor from being taken advantage of by the wealthy. Impassioned supporters of the law argued that compensating people for body parts is exploitative and treats donors like subhumans, and the debate was essentially closed for more than three decades - until recently.

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