When Altruism Isn’t Enough: The Case for Compensating Kidney Donors

AEI Press (Washington), January 2009

By Sally Satel

Available at Amazon.com
Available at Amazon

Edited by Sally Satel, M.D.

When Altruism Isn’t Enough argues that compensating people who donate an organ to a desperate stranger-an extraordinary act of live-saving value-will motivate others to do the same, increase the national supply of kidneys, and reduce needless death and suffering. It is the first book to describe in detail how a government-regulated, compensation-based system for living donors could be designed. Contributors to the volume-physicians, legal scholars, economists, and philosophers-set the stage for reform of NOTA by showing how compensating donors would be ethically permissible, economically justifiable, and pragmatically achievable.   More . . .