Tagged: organ donors

Why it can make sense to believe in the kindness of strangers - Guest Work

Guest Author Feb 07, 2018

Kristin Brethel-Haurwitz, University of Pennsylvania This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Would you risk your life for a total stranger? While you might consider yourself incapable of acts of altruism on that scale, it happens again and again. During hurricanes and mass shootings, some people go to great … Read More

Compensating organ donors - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Dec 01, 2016

It is illegal to pay organ donors for their gift. Economists can easily explain the consequences: at a price of zero, you have a big shortage. This is particularly the case for live donors, where donors face real personal costs, both in the transplant process and in recuperation. Chris Bishop’s bill, which passed Third Reading in the House yesterday, … Read More

Compensating live organ donors - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Sep 22, 2016

I’m really excited about this one. Last year, Chris Bishop’s Member’s Bill on compensation for live organ donors was drawn from the ballot. New Zealand provided some small amount of compensation to donors for their lost income, but under ACC rules that come with strict caps on how much can be paid – for reasons that make sense for ACC but … Read More