Getting Paid For Bone Marrow Donation: Is It Morally Sound?
COMMENTARY | According to a recent court decision, it is legally acceptable to reimburse a donor for bone marrow which is harvested from the donor's blood. Do you consider this a wise decision by our country's ruling body? Should this option be extended to other badly needed, transplantable organs?
First, let's look at an acceptably reimbursed donation -- your blood. Any healthy human being can stop by a blood bank or other collection center and receive something in exchange for a pint of blood. This could be a pizza, pound of coffee, and even cash.