Organ shortage prompts debate over compensating donors
from San Francisco Chronicle
More than 120,000 people in the U.S., 20 percent of them in California, are currently waiting for organ donations, according to the California Transplant Donor Network. The average wait time for a kidney is three to five years, and an estimated 18 people die every day waiting. That long waiting list has some people arguing that living donors should be compensated, with money or some other benefit, to tempt more of them to come forward.
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