The Ethics Of Compensating Organ Donors

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Scott Hensley, host, Shots
Dr. Stuart Youngner, professor of bioethics, psychiatry and cognitive science, Case Western Reserve University

Faced with growing shortages of organs, a majority of Americans in an NPR-Thomson Reuters poll say they favor compensating donors in specific circumstances. Federal law currently bans any form of payment and many doctors worry about issues of fairness, exploitation and access.

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