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.

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.

Erich Scheffl
Erich Scheffl

Don't put money in. Then always Moral disappeares. We changed our environment, caused by the greed for money, have new deseases (more cancer by x-rays, etc.), and create now a market. It's o.k. when you have an accident and donate your organs, or if you want to help one. But don't sell them. You will see that criminals will occur when they can earn money. For me it is not moralic, when money is involved. This can only be American thinking. Because you are already conditioned on money. And...

Don't put money in. Then always Moral disappeares. We changed our environment, caused by the greed for money, have new deseases (more cancer by x-rays, etc.), and create now a market. It's o.k. when you have an accident and donate your organs, or if you want to help one. But don't sell them. You will see that criminals will occur when they can earn money. For me it is not moralic, when money is involved. This can only be American thinking. Because you are already conditioned on money. And you are not aware. Not everything can be buyable. Unfortunately some of you are already sold.

Amanda Rodriguez
Amanda Rodriguez
  • Erich Scheffl

Obviously, you know nothing about Americans. You shouldn't talk bad about a type of people that you don't even know. That's worse than racism! You got something against Americans......or Money?
Whoever taught you these morals and views on how life really is, isn't very intelligent. In fact, I would call them stupid when it comes to the English language because you can't spell and your grammar is incorrect. I don't feel you have any concept of America. Who are you to say anything negative about Americans? You should be ashamed of yourself!

Ashok Sehgal
Ashok Sehgal

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

Gloria Parks
Gloria Parks

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?

Jade Batstone
Jade Batstone

Donating an organ can lead to a myriad of health complications that may not even surface until years after an individual goes through with the operations. Donors should not have to suffer financially because they volunteered (out of the goodness of their own hearts) to save another individual's life. They should receive subsidized health care coverage at the very least to ensure that they do not suffer for their altruism.

Venkatasamy Ramakrishna

It is the most noble action to save a life, or make someone's life worth living.

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