Sunday, August 07, 2011

Dr. Sue Rabbitt Roff Says Governments Should Consider Paying Kidney Donors

I thought I saw a Wabbitt! Unlike a cartoon though, this is some serious business.

Dr Sue Rabbitt Roff, of Dundee University, called on the health service to offer financial rewards to individuals willing to give up a kidney as a means of speeding up the rate of transplants and reducing the cost of treatments and dialysis to the NHS.

If governments legalize the sale of organs, let me guess which economic segment of the population will be affected the most by the law? Hmmm, it shouldn't take long to see that lower economic classes will be impacted the most by any future legislation, because many folks will see their organs as potential monetary assets and use them accordingly.

A kid sitting on a trust fund isn't going to sell his kidney for an iPod, but some poor sap in China will. A rich diva isn't going to sell her kidney to go to USC, but an inner city kid might consider it.

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