Organ donations

Answer only ONE of the questions, you chose what works for you and you can use your own opinion. Question 1: Is the idea of treating human organs or bodies as commodities morally troubling to you? Are there some things that simply should not be bought or sold? If so, how do organs compare to them?

Question 2: Do you think that the opportunity to sell a loved one’s organ would generate an incentive for you to offer it for transplantation?

Question 3: The Institute of Medicine committee argues that a market for organs would not function well. Explain and evaluate the committee’s thinking.

Question 4: Satel argues that a market for organs could be set up in such a way that organs would not go disproportionately to the rich: Are you persuaded that this would be possible? Do you agree that it would be a problem?




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