Make a buck, make a buck with your organs. It is not a 'donation' if you're going to make personal gain from someone's illnesses. Reported in USA TODAY, a study found that the possibility of receiving fees for organ donations increased the number of those who are willing to donate a kidney to a stranger. The study called for a test of a regulated payment system for organ donation. Some medical ethics experts, however, have raised concerns regarding this proposal. "I would not be against a reasonable trial to see how it works ... (but) we do not want a society in which the rich literally live off the bodies of the poor," one expert said. Yeah, right.
"So keep fightin' for freedom and justice, beloveds, but don't you forget to have fun doin' it. Lord, let your laughter ring forth. Be outrageous, ridicule the fraidy-cats, rejoice in all the oddities that freedom can produce. And when you get through kickin' ass and celebratin' the sheer joy of a good fight, be sure to tell those who come after how much fun it was." - Molly Ivins 1944-2007
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