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Doctors Weigh Ethical Question of Organ Sales

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Doctors Weigh Ethical Question of Organ Sales

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Currently, United States law bans the sale of human organs. Yet some doctors believe that permitting the carefully regulated sale of kidneys could save lives and money. Critics counter that lifting the ban would open a black market for kidney sales and undermine fundamental human values.

Guests:

Dr. Arthur Matas, professor of surgery and director of the kidney transplant program at the University of Minnesota

Dr. Francis Delmonico, transplant surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital