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Incentives for Organ Donation

Source: CBS News, CBS Philly, Medpage Today, October 25, 2013, Philadelphia Inquirer, November 3, 2013 A recently published study estimated that a $9,648 incentive per living donor would increase the number of kidneys available for transplant by 5%. In an accompanying editorial, Peter Reese suggested that it is time to conduct a study which would look into a limited trial of offering incentives for organ donation. He also commented that financial incentives that are legal and less controversial than direct payment should also be explored.