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Cathy Bohren
Cathy Bohren

If you get paid, it's not donating, it's selling. If we start selling organs, it will create competition in sales. Should your medical professionals have to shop around for the best price for your transplant? Once you have competition for sales, you start having lower quality products. Unscrupulous sellers will try to slip things by. (ie. it's only slightly damaged -it will heal) Really? NO

Kathy Ewers
Kathy Ewers

I am a organ donor and want any organs I can give not sell, is the way everyone should feel. No payment should be given. That's why they call it DONATION. Organ donations save lives. This is done from a persons heart to save a child so a parent can keep their child. I lost my daughter and even after 28 years it still hurts and I would never want a parent to live through losing their child or a loved one. Please register to be an organ donor....

John Durchak
John Durchak

Definitely keep the money out of the picture... As we all know any time you introduce money into the picture all moral high ground takes to high ground. As we are all aware money causes people to go to far, people will do practically anything for money and I do believe that this will cause serious exploitation. I have a strong opinion on that, and anyone who may say well if you needed a transplant you would want to make sure a donor was available, well I am having tests done right now to see...

Definitely keep the money out of the picture... As we all know any time you introduce money into the picture all moral high ground takes to high ground. As we are all aware money causes people to go to far, people will do practically anything for money and I do believe that this will cause serious exploitation. I have a strong opinion on that, and anyone who may say well if you needed a transplant you would want to make sure a donor was available, well I am having tests done right now to see if I am in need of a liver transplant, so I know what the feeling is like to want to make sure one is available, however, I don't want someone's liver in me because someone wanted the money. I don't think that paying people for donation either from self (kidney) or from a recent fatality (lung, heart, liver) will increase the availability but it would create more red tape to go through and could potentially clog the system delaying the donation / transplant process. I will say though that what would be more appropriate would be for the living donor, they should be offered medical treatment from the donation forward should be credited in some way. Perhaps they should get a donation card that would allow them to have their health care maintained, as well as any complications that could have occurred do to the donation, but not for pre-existing conditions.

Shannon L. Boufford
Shannon L. Boufford

The world is already rife with people demeaning virtually every facet of humanity for financial gain. Therefore, selling organs cannot possibly lead to something which is in fact, already common place. Furthermore, how could the actual preservation of human life be a less worthy objective then the preservation of an illusion based quality of life within modern society?

Let the medical industry do what it must to encourage donors to come forward and stop tying their hands with your fear!

Anne Gedney
Anne Gedney

hmmmmmmm , ya know the way people have been trained to think has come a long way. I grew up in an era , the 50's 60's 70's when people thought Organ transplant was a sin against God, it was very very morally wrong, it was the " Frankenstein theory " coming to life here in the United States. Robbing body parts from the grave was just un -Godly and it really did not matter how it was worded even if a person was brain dead in a hospital or what ever the issue was. Compensating people...

hmmmmmmm , ya know the way people have been trained to think has come a long way. I grew up in an era , the 50's 60's 70's when people thought Organ transplant was a sin against God, it was very very morally wrong, it was the " Frankenstein theory " coming to life here in the United States. Robbing body parts from the grave was just un -Godly and it really did not matter how it was worded even if a person was brain dead in a hospital or what ever the issue was. Compensating people sounds like a reasonable concept. It will take time to re-train our way of thinking.Some countires you can sell your kidney if you want. I am sure it will be that way here in the U.S. one day.

Anne Gedney
Anne Gedney

People shoud be allowed to decide for themselves.Certainly they should be compensated financially for the care they need for the surgery , after surgery, and the time they must spend out of work.They also should qualify to get health care benefits at a reduced rate or for free. Every situation is different.

Nelda Pantaleo
Nelda Pantaleo

At present my youngest daughter is waiting on a Kidney transplant.While I don't believe that you should sell organs, I do think that I would have no problem with a health care program as a benefit for those who would donate, but only for the person donating. I myself, feel you should donate because you want to, (that makes you a hero in my books) but when you are in the position of waiting on an organ transplant, it makes it hard to really say yea or nay on this poll.

Jenny Lynn
Jenny Lynn

No nobody should be paid for donating an organ. It's a donation for a wonderful cause

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.

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