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Unformatted text preview: Mengheng Li Jeff Schurman, CAE TuTh 2PM Jan.19, 2011 Should organ be compensated? In the United States, The National Organ Transplant Act of 1984 made organ sales illegal. What if the media of trade is not money but other immaterial things? When the old year slipped into new one, there was lots of chatter on TV and internet about a newly release – the Mississippi governor Haley Barbour said yes to the suspension of two sisters’ sentences on condition that one donated a kidney to the other within one year. Inspired by this case, Sally Satel, psychiatrist, and Ira Brody, a kidney recipient, suggest providing compensation of $40,000 to the prisoner who donates a kidney. As they propose in the article A Modest Proposal on Kidney Donation , that a prisoner, who is informed that “the donation would have no bearing on parole,” can donate a kidney with a compensation of $40,000 that is distributed when the donor completes sentences. They also emphasize that there is no broker or sick person in the position of donor completes sentences....
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- Kidney transplantation, Haley Barbour, kidney donation