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Directions for the Disposition of My (and Your) Vital Organs

8 Pages Posted: 19 Oct 2005  

Lloyd R. Cohen

George Mason University School of Law

Abstract

After spending 16 years urging legal reform that would permit compensation for organ donation in order to increase the supply of transplant organs, I have decided to reverse course. I will now decrease the supply of organs by one donor - myself - and hopefully by many more. Why this radical change in direction? Because my efforts to change the law and increase the supply of organs have proved fruitless and there is little that I or anyone else can add to the argument for employing a market incentive to increase organ donation.

Keywords: organs, organ donation, transplant, organ transplant, organ donor, organ doners

JEL Classification: I1, I18, K32, Q31, Q38

Suggested Citation

Cohen, Lloyd R., Directions for the Disposition of My (and Your) Vital Organs. Regulation, Vol. 28, No. 3, pp. 32-38, Fall 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=820310

Lloyd R. Cohen (Contact Author)

George Mason University School of Law ( email )

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