Tuesday, October 11, 2011

UK: Dollars For Donors?

The shortage of viable donor organs continues, so the powers that be in the UK are floating the idea of financial incentives for organ donors. It's well-meaning, I suppose, but raises again the commercial nature of these things, and perhaps a slippery slope toward buying and selling organs.
U.K. Mulls Organ Donations for Free Funerals Plan
British people who donate their organs could have their funerals paid for by the country's health service to encourage more people to sign up, under a new proposal from a leading medical ethics think-tank. more

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