Transplant Organ Illegality
It is illegal in the United States to pay for a transplant organ, and doctors cannot perform the operation unless the patient is at the top of the official list. However, some wealthy people in need of a kidney transplant go overseas to other countries where the laws do not address the issue. Suppose a wealthy person finds a poor person willing to sell his or her kidney and purchases the kidney. If you or a loved one needed an organ and could afford to go overseas, would you do this? Why, or why not? What do you think would be the impact of this transaction on the donor?