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Legalized Market for Human Kidneys: A Wrong Solution to a Right Problem

Author(s): Reza Varjavand

Citation: Reza Varjavand, (2013) "Legalized Market for Human Kidneys: A Wrong Solution to a Right Problem," Journal of Management Policy and Practice, Vol. 14, Iss. 4, pp. 91 - 102

Article Type: Research paper

Publisher: North American Business Press


Out of 113, 000 patients who are waiting for organ transplants, as of Feb. 8th 2012, almost 91,000 of
them, more than 80%, are waiting for a kidney. Additionally, the number of kidney donors is 12,090,
indicating that there are only thirteen donors for every 100 patients on the waiting list. Evidently, there is
a severe kidney shortage in the US, thus creating the possibility of alleviating it through monetary
incentives like paying donors. This paper discusses the suitability of such incentives as solutions to the
shortage of human organs in general and kidneys in particular?