Payment to Organ Donors
The poll currently running with 4 possible options of reward for organ donors on KPC website has a disappointing & disturbing result trend going currently for me.
I remember a few years back reading of how wealthy people in China and a few other nations were capable of placing a price on what they will pay for a needed organ and when the price was sufficient, the organ would be presented to the needy & wealthy recipient for that price. At the time, I felt thankful that I lived in a nation where that was unacceptable with our medical profession, our government, and above all would be rejected by our own citizens as an acceptable practice. Either I was naive...or...I'm receiving an awakening of just how materialistic our nation has become?
Reimbursing a donor for their medical expenses involved in making an organ donation is certainly reasonable to me. As a society, if we have become so needy of cash that we are required to sell our organs to maintain our lives....WHY?
"It is the power of thought that gives man power over nature."
Hans Christian Anderson