The demand for organ donors far outstrips the supply.
In this week’s Scrubbing Up, Martin Wilkinson, a visiting professor at Keele University and former chairman of the New Zealand Bioethics Council, argues that selling organs is the way forward.
When people’s organs fail, their best hope – sometimes their only hope – is a transplant.
Transplants are not only effective treatment, they are worth the money too. But there are not enough organs.
Tinkering with the rules for consent, using less-than-pristine organs, and more donations by living people have still left a big gap between supply and demand.
Should the law be changed so that people could sell their organs? I think it should.
Permitting sale would mean more people could get the organs they need. People should not be stopped from selling their organs because they have a right to do what they want with their bodies when they would not be harming others.
Read the full article at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-10786211
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