Reasons to Donate Blood
Webcast Q&A: Sunday, 3 July 2011, Question 4
In the live broadcast of Philosophy in Action Radio on 3 July 2011, I answered a question on reasons to donate blood.
What are the personal benefits of being a blood donor (or organ donor)? Is it worth doing under today's laws, where donors cannot get paid? Should people be able to trade blood and organs in a free market?
My Answer, In Brief: The primary reason to donate blood and organs is the value of other people to you and a desire for a well-stocked supply in case you or your loved ones are ever in need.
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- Institute for Justice's Challenge to the National Organ Transplant Act
- Text Summary of John Stossel's 20/20 program on organ markets
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- Death’s Waiting List by Sally Satel
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