Saturday, March 22, 2008

Organs for a fee

There seems an obvious solution to the problems identified by the article below , allow people to sell their organs on their death. I would think if people could add several extra thousand dollars to their estate this way many will do so.

THE nation's organ donation system is in unprecedented crisis as the transplant rate remains one of the worst in the world - and falling.

And experts fear the situation could worsen and rates plummet even further with the closure of one of the nation's leading organ donation groups.

The Daily Telegraph reveals Australians Donate, the driving force in raising awareness since 1998, has been axed.

Despite nearly 5.5 million registered organ donors in Australia, there are almost 1800 Australians waiting for a transplant.....

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