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Though organ transplantation has become a life-saving marvel of modern medicine, the donor waitlist is substantially longer than the supply, and many patients die before they can be treated. Thus, proponents claim, creating an economic incentive for organ donation will save lives. Others, however, argue that allowing the sale of harvested organs would decrease equity of access between the rich and poor and foster an illicit organ trade in developing nations. Should we legalize the market for human organs?

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Lloyd R. Cohen

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Lloyd R. Cohen
  • Professor of Law at George Mason University
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Lloyd R. Cohen, David J. Undis, Saturday Evening Post March/April, 2006

Wednesday, December 31, 1969
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Lloyd R. Cohen, Regulation Fall, 2005

Wednesday, December 31, 1969
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Amy L. Friedman

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Amy L. Friedman
  • M.D., Director of Transplantation and Professor of Surgery at SUNY Upstate Medical University
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Amy L. Friedman, BMJ October 7, 2006

Saturday, October 7, 2006
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E.A. Friedman, A.L. Friedman, Kidney International 2006

Wednesday, December 31, 1969
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Sally Satel

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Sally Satel
  • M.D., Resident Scholar at AEI and a Psychiatrist at the Oasis Clinic in Washington, D.C.
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Monday, April 14, 2008
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Sally Satel, New York Times Magazine December 16, 2007

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Sally Satel, Policy Review August/September, 2007

Wednesday, December 31, 1969
Against:

James F. Childress

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James F. Childress
  • Hollingsworth Professor of Ethics at the University of Virginia
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James Childress, Annals of Internal Medicine August, 2006

Wednesday, December 31, 1969
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James F. Childress, Julia Mahoney, Institute for Practical Ethics, University of Virginia March 28, 2001

Wednesday, March 28, 2001
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Against:

Francis L. Delmonico

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Francis L. Delmonico
  • M.D., Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and Director of Medical Affairs of The Transplantation Society (TTS)
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F.L. Delmonico, Kidney International 2006

Wednesday, December 31, 1969

Laura Meckler, Wall Street Journal November 13, 2007

Tuesday, November 13, 2007
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David Rothman

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David Rothman
  • Bernard Schoenberg Professor of Social Medicine and Director of the Center on Medicine as a Profession at Columbia
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Friday, May 13, 2016
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Arguments for Markets

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Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Arthur J. Matas
Thursday, August 10, 2006
Membership required Abdallah S. Daar

Arguments against Markets

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Monday, May 5, 2008
Kate Benson
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Anne Johnstone
Sunday, April 15, 2007
William Saletan
Sunday, March 25, 2007
John Cornwell
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Vivekanand Jha

Wait List

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Saturday, March 22, 2008
Rob Stein
Monday, April 14, 2008
Sally Satel

Organ Trafficking/Transplant Tourism

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Reuters August 6
Wednesday, June 9, 2004
Sheera Frenkel
Sunday, December 9, 2007
Richard Jones
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Hindustan Times January 25
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Amelia Gentleman
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Kim Barker
Monday, August 6, 2007
Tan Ee Lyn
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Lorraine Fisher
Monday, January 29, 2007
Richard C. Morais

Iran

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Thursday, March 20, 2008
Benjamin E. Hippen
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Stephen J. Dubner

Compensation in Other Markets

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Thursday, March 1, 2007
Kerry Howley
Monday, November 27, 2006
David E. Harrington
Thursday, November 2, 2006
Barbara Davies
Sunday, October 1, 2006
Kerry Howley

Cardiac-Death Donations

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Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Jesse McKinley
Sunday, March 18, 2007
Rob Stein
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Rob Stein

Non-Market Alternatives

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Kate Devlin
Monday, January 14, 2008
Patrick Hennessy
Tuesday, April 3, 2007
David Henderson
Thursday, May 11, 2006
Lloyd Cohen
Thursday, January 31, 2008
Patricia Cohen
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
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Wall Street Journal November 13
Sunday, July 9, 2006
Stephen J. Dubner

UNOS

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Harris/WSJ Poll

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