Cutting Room Floor

Trading Hearts And Kidneys

If you've been through a divorce, you know, there's that moment where you have to spit up your stuff. That first-edition of A Farewell To Arms? Mine. That abstract painting you can see a horse in if you squint? Yours (definitely). And then... there's the little matter of the vital organs. In 2001, when Dr. Richard Batista give his wife a kidney, he didn't expect to ask for it back — but after their estrangement, he's changed his mind. I know, I know, it's a bit tabloid, but read this interesting take from Sally Satel; she uses it as a peg for her argument that we should be able to pay for organ donation.

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