Caroline Hess

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Psst, wanna buy a kidney?

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Why Legalizing Organ Sales Would Help to Save Lives, End Violence

<i>There are only about 20,000 kidneys every year for the approximately 80,000 patients on the waiting list. In 2008, nearly 5,000 died waiting.</i><p>Last month, New Yorker Levy Izhak Rosenbaum pled guilty in federal court to the crime of facilitating illegal kidney transplants. It has been deemed the first …

Selling Your Organs: Should it be Legal? Do You Own Yourself?

Imagine your little girl needs a heart transplant. If she gets it in time, she’ll live a long, healthy life. Without it, your child has, at most, one year to live. You put her on a heart donor waiting list, full of hope. A year – surely that’s plenty of time. But then, the days bleed into weeks, …

Cash for Kidneys: The Case for a Market for Organs

There is a clear remedy for the growing shortage of organ donors, say Gary S. Becker and Julio J. Elias<p>In 2012, 95,000 American men, women and children were on the waiting list for new kidneys, the most commonly transplanted organ. Yet only about 16,500 kidney transplant operations were performed …