Limiting financial disincentives in live organ donation: a rational solution to the kidney shortage.

@article{Gaston2006LimitingFD,
  title={Limiting financial disincentives in live organ donation: a rational solution to the kidney shortage.},
  author={Robert S. Gaston and Gabriel M. Danovitch and Richard Allen Epstein and Jeffrey Paul Kahn and Arthur J. Matas and Mark A. Schnitzler},
  journal={American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons},
  year={2006},
  volume={6 11},
  pages={2548-55}
}
Availability of kidney transplantation is limited by an inadequate supply of organs, with no apparent remedy on the immediate horizon and increasing reliance on living donors (LDs). While some have advocated financial remuneration to stimulate donation, the National Organ Transplant Act (NOTA) of 1984 expressly forbids the offer of 'valuable consideration.' However, recent developments indicate some fluidity in the definition of valuable consideration while evolving international standards… CONTINUE READING