Cheryle Barnett Priestley

I myself think that if your doctor thinks you are healthy enough to donate an organ without unnecessary risk to your life you should be able to sell whatever part you choose evn for financial gain---i have been marked as an organ donor on my license ever since the program started!

Jan Ginesi
Jan Ginesi

Absolutely NO payment & we should ALL be in an OPT OUT scheme not a sign in scheme so that we would have to say if we didn't want to donate. Far fairer for the relatives than the difficult decision of chosing for a loved one after death - That way MORE usable parts. We don't have a problem really in England as we have a "free" health service, having paid for it all our working lives. Well done to those who are living donors, feel proud.

Hussain Taylor
Hussain Taylor

It is my body, my mind, my soul it should be my choice to do as I like. If I want to sell a kidney then it should be my individual choice. If it is not illegal to abuse my body with diet, lack of exercise and other negative practises then why all this concern over whether I allow my body parts to be used to assist someone else for profit? Not that I have ANY desire to sell a body part, that is not the point. It should be MY choice and not anyone else's! Besides no one cares where I leave or what I do with my sperm.

Bronwyn Shivers
Bronwyn Shivers

NO, THEY ARE A GIFT FROM GOD, NOT AN ITEM YOU PICK UP AT A LOCAL STORE, YOU HAVE TO LIVE WITH YOUR OWN SELF IF YOU SELL THEM. NOW DONATING, THAT's DIFFERENT, I GIVE BLOOD AND WOULD NOT TAKE A PENNY FOR IT, NOW HERE IS THE FLIP SIDE, IF YOU HAVE A FAMILY MEMBER WHO DONATES THEIR ORGANS THAT's FINE, DONATE, KEY WORD, JUST LOOK AT WHAT HAS HAPPENED IN THE WORLD TODDAY WITH SOME MANY WRONG DECISIONS, TODAY, FOR ME PRAYER IN SCHOOL REMOVED, PRAYER BEFORE MEALS, WHERE DO WE DRAW THE LINE? WHO IS...

NO, THEY ARE A GIFT FROM GOD, NOT AN ITEM YOU PICK UP AT A LOCAL STORE, YOU HAVE TO LIVE WITH YOUR OWN SELF IF YOU SELL THEM. NOW DONATING, THAT's DIFFERENT, I GIVE BLOOD AND WOULD NOT TAKE A PENNY FOR IT, NOW HERE IS THE FLIP SIDE, IF YOU HAVE A FAMILY MEMBER WHO DONATES THEIR ORGANS THAT's FINE, DONATE, KEY WORD, JUST LOOK AT WHAT HAS HAPPENED IN THE WORLD TODDAY WITH SOME MANY WRONG DECISIONS, TODAY, FOR ME PRAYER IN SCHOOL REMOVED, PRAYER BEFORE MEALS, WHERE DO WE DRAW THE LINE? WHO IS TO JUDGE, I JUST PRAY AND ASK GOD FOR THE ANSWER AND GUIDANCE, MY OPINION ONLY!

Carla M Lynch-Pledger
Carla M Lynch-Pledger
  • Bronwyn Shivers

I truly feel the same way as you. Thanks for your comment.

Linda Bramblett
Linda Bramblett

I think that people need to distinguish between a LIVING donor and a deceased donor in this thread. Living donors take on risks, risk not getting health insurance, etc... Living donors are the means to getting more people off of dialysis. Of course, there are "deceased" donors as well. So, the comments should be more specific.

Ann Fenner
Ann Fenner
  • Linda Bramblett

I think living donors should get their hospital bill paid plus something for their trouble. I don't care how much of a "hero" a living donor is - there is a medical danger involved. It would be nice to know if I donated a kidney that at least I could pay my hospital bill. That's reality not morality.

Ashok Sehgal
Ashok Sehgal

Yes! you may! but with one condition!
First try and replace the word DONOR with SELLER.

Gloria Tellier
Gloria Tellier

Financial gain or not is not a black/white issue. If my ultimate goal in donating a organ or part of an organ (liver) is to help someone, and that person offers financial reward, why should taking financial reward illegal?

Angie Boughton
Angie Boughton

For one thing there is a market for organs, so where they come up with that one is beyond me. They need to look at the donor. I wanted to donate a kidney to my cousin, but it wasn't allowed because of my weight. I'm healthy no major problems at all. It should have been my choice.

Connie Fisher
Connie Fisher

I wish more people would do the right things to help other people, but sadly most do not. With the thousands of Americans in dire straights for organs and die each year, we need to consider any legal means necessary for human organs for transplant. If that means paying for organs or giving a a health care credit for the organs, make it legal.

David I. Holguin
David I. Holguin

its not necessarily about what is morally right. its about saving lives.. isn't that moral enough?

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