The Case of Paying for Organ Donation

The Case of Paying for Organ Donation

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  • Date Submitted: 05/15/2015 2:47 AM
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Outline Critical Analysis
The Case of Paying for Organ Donation

Opening summary
Article’s purpose
and thesis:

Dr. Sally Satel is a psychiatrist and professor at Yale University. Dr. Satel’s essay on

“The Case of Paying for Organ Donors,” shows how there is a shortage of organ donors in

society. Dr. Satel, suggests that financial and other incentives should be introduced to raise more

transplant organs. In The Case for Paying Organ Donors, legalizing a through, well structured

and stringently monitored compensation program for organ donation will aid in significantly

reducing the two major reasons that allow for the successful existence of underground markets

and corrupt organizations. There would be a dire shortage of organs available and the

desperation that patients experience waiting for a transplant. In conjunction with a well

organized enforcement of a ban on the trafficking of human organs is the best solution to helping

the problem get better not worse.

I. Satel claims that strictly monitored and regulated donor compensation programs are

the best solution in helping to eliminate the existence of a lucrative, corrupt practice

that has only growth in its future.

A. In paragraph 9, Satel has a strong argument because she says that the task force is

worried that buying organs, even if done legally, will encourage very poor people to

sell their organs out of desperation. A fair point. Satel’s, answer is a plan that

circumvents donor exploitation by offering in-kind rewards to donors, such as

contributions to a retirement fund, an income tax credit, or tuition vouchers for their

children – rather than lump sum payments – the program would not attract desperate

people who might otherwise rush to donate for a large sum of instant cash.

B. The incentives would be provided by a third party such as a governmental entity,

charity or insurer; not by individual patients. Such...

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