Body values: the case against compensating for transplant organs

Hastings Cent Rep. 2003 Jan-Feb;33(1):27-33.


Proposals to compensate families for transplantable organs are gathering momentum. The proposals assume that the body is dissociable from the self and can be treated like property. But such a view is out of step with the rest of the culture.

MeSH terms

  • Bioethics
  • Commerce
  • Culture*
  • Humans
  • Motivation
  • Organ Transplantation / economics*
  • Organ Transplantation / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Social Values
  • Tissue Donors / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Tissue and Organ Procurement / economics*
  • Tissue and Organ Procurement / legislation & jurisprudence
  • United States