Organ Solicitation on the Internet: Every Man for Himself: Commentary

  title={Organ Solicitation on the Internet: Every Man for Himself: Commentary},
  author={Jacob M. Appel},
  journal={Hastings Center Report},
  pages={14 - 15}
  • J. Appel
  • Published 12 August 2005
  • Political Science, Medicine
  • Hastings Center Report
MayJune 2005 BH, a fifty-eight-year-old retired businessman, is a kidney cancer survivor who has been on dialysis for five years while awaiting a transplant. In an effort to find a potential donor, he rents billboards around Texas advertising his condition. He also registers with a for-profit internet service,, which allows people to solicit organs from living donors. This listing costs $295 per month. RS, a thirty-two-year-old photographer, answers BH’s internet posting; the… 
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