Organ Selling is a website dedicated to ending the organ shortage and the attendant needless suffering and death each year of thousands of prospective organ transplant patients simply by allowing monetary compensation for cadaveric organs, which will greatly increase the supply.
Welcome to Organ Selling, the website dedicated to reestablishing our ownership of our own bodies (including our internal organs!), repealing the 1984 U.S. Congressional ban on compensation for cadaveric human organs, and ending the needless suffering and death each year of thousands of prospective transplant patients.
Each year, thousands of potential organ donors take their organs to the grave, unutilized. Shamefully, the families of 40% aren't even asked to donate, while half of those that are asked respond affirmatively. Thus, only 30% of the life-saving potential is being utilized. Monetary incentives have been banned by our lawmakers, effectively condemning over 6,000 people to agonizing death each year. We maintain that if this ban were lifted for cadaveric organs, the supply would increase 200% or more, to near its maximum possible level. And when that happens, no one need suffer or die for lack of a suitable replacement organ.
Even if you're one who's offended by the prospect of people getting something tangible in return for their loved ones organs, there are many things on this site you may find of interest - expert testimony, patient and donor stories, ethical analysis, morality, history, economics, poetry and more. Enjoy!
Patient stories - witness the needless suffering of the innocent victims of congressional paternalism
Transplantation statistics - some basic organ transplantation facts and statistics
Statement of Principles - the philosophical basis of our beliefs
Our free market proposal - our proposed solution to the problem
Expert opinions - articles from various experts regarding the ethics and feasibility of free markets for transplant organs
Documents and articles - the original 1984 legislation, Congressional hearings, press articles, and a poem
List of endorsers - people who endorse our freedom-oriented approach
Related links (pro-freedom, con, and neutral)
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