Explore a Topic: Organ Procurement and Transplantation
The steady growth of organ transplantation since the mid-1980s continues to spark intense debate about the procurement and the allocation of human organs. Each year the waiting list for transplants increases dramatically, while the number of donated organs remains well below what is needed.
The developments of a legal market for tissues in the United States and a black market for organs around the world have raised the question of whether donation without compensation is the only ethically viable option. Current suggestions for incentives cover a wide range of possibilities. See a bibliography on this issue.
Organizations devoted to transplantation issues: