Should Organs Be Sold?
Each day, twenty-two people in the US die waiting for an organ. Although a majority of Americans support organ donation, only a fraction are registered as organ donors. The introduction of a market for organs would probably decrease waiting lists and decrease deaths, but it a market could also incentivize dangerous behavior from both buyers and sellers and result in a drop in the number of altruistic donations. With so many lives at stake, we must ask: should organs be sold?