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There are organizations and individuals who object to giving financial incentives to increase organ donation, such as the National Kidney Foundation. But a recent Gallup Poll survey shows the majority of Americans are in favor of changing the law, and many prominent scholars, ethicists, economists, physicians support changing the current legislation.

This proposal is not for a completely free market where rich people would simply buy kidneys from poor people. This proposal is only for third party (the government) purchases of the kidney who then distributes the kidneys fairly to poor and rich alike. The American Society Transplant Surgeons recently did a poll and 3 in 4 were either in favor of this proposal or not opposed.

Some of the people in favor of third party purchase of organs are:

Dr. Benjamin Hippen, Nephrology and Internal Medicine North Carolina
Dr. Sally Satel, Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
Mark J. Cherry, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Saint Edward’s University, in Austin, Texas
Dr. James Stacey Taylor, Associate Prof of Philosophy at the College of N.J.
Dr. Michele Goodwin, Law Professor
Dr. Arthur Matas, Physician of Transplant Surgery & former president of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons
Dr. Michael Friedlaender, Kidney Transplant, Hadassah University Hospital in Jerusalem
Dr. Eli Friedman, Nephrologist
Dr. Amy Friedman, Transplant Surgeon
Robby Berman, MPA, MBA, Founder and Director, Halachic Organ Donor Society
Rabbi Dr. Mordechai Halperin, Medical Ethicist for Chief Rabbinate of Israel
Rabbi Ovadiah Yosef, former Chief Rabbi of Israel
Rabbi Yaakov Weiner
Rabbi Moshe Feinstein
Asher Meir, Ethicist
Joel Wolowelsky, PhD, Ethicist