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I view satels argument adequate since she does not

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I view Satel’s argument adequate since she does not only believe in altruism for organ donation but she recommends government-regulated incentives. For that reason, human beings are primarily self-interested to a certain extent than other-interested; hence, an altruistic intention for kidney donation alone is not sufficient to reduce the number of deaths for patients with damaged kidneys. Through a mode to provide organs to patients undergoing dialysis; such incentive is beneficial to the poor as they will sell their kidneys for financial gain, while discouraging the rich who are financially stable. Satel’s incentives would reduce the pressure of having the recipient pay the donor directly; hence, reducing the rate of organ trafficking. In addition, by having government-based incentives such as health insurance, the poor who are more likely to sell their organs due to financial instability will also receive organs when in need. In addition to government based incentives, medical practitioners in collaboration with the government ought to focus on public awareness on ways to prevent kidneys from failing. By having programs such as screening to check on how public's health will help to reduce chances of transplantations for doctors will advise them on how to take care of their organs. If the poor
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BUSINESS 6 are offered free check-ups, the rate of kidney demand will decrease since they are mostly affected due to their poor diet and living conditions. With such check-ups and public education especially in marginalized areas, will be willing to help their neighbors since they are educated and understand the need to have transplantation rather than dialysis. Nonetheless, donor compensation should not exploit donors at any point; hence, their compensation plan ought to be regulated. Also, donors like any other individual in the community need to receive education in the process of donation as well as the risks involved in donations. By so doing, the government will be able to compensate donors that are determined to save lives rather than those that are motivated by compensation yet their bodies are not healthy for the donation process. Altruism is an attractive virtue but depending on it as the only sole motivation for offering to donors illustrates the impossibility to have enough supply of organs. The gift of life is incalculable; thus, people that give it ought to be awarded some material reward for their kindness. References Salomon, D. R., Langnas, A. N., Reed, A. I., Bloom, R. D., Magee, J. C., & Gaston, R. S. (2015). AST/ASTS workshop on increasing organ donation in the United States: creating an “arc of change” from removing disincentives to testing incentives. American Journal of Transplantation , 15 (5), 1173-1179 . Satel, S . (n.d.). When Altruism Isn’t Moral
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  • Spring '11
  • Raskin
  • Psychology, Chronic kidney disease

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