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Until several weeks ago, when the FBI discovered a case in New Jersey, organ trafficking was considered a corrupt and sleazy crime limited to the underground recesses of the third world.
In fact black markets in kidneys are thriving. They account for up to 10 percent of all kidneys transplanted in the world. Why? How should policy be changed? What stands in the way of meaningful reform? What are the moral considerations surrounding the establishment of an organ compensation system in the United States? Should they be resolved? How?
On August 24, 2009 from 11a.m. to noon, Sally Satel, MD author of When Altruism Isn't Enough: The Case for Compensating Kidney Donors (AEI Press, 2009) will discuss these and other questions with Nick Schulz, editor of The American.com. The conversation will be followed by audience Q and A.