Reasons to Donate Blood
Webcast Q&A: 3 July 2011, Question 4
I answered a question on reasons to donate blood on 3 July 2011. You can listen to or download the podcast of just this question below – or check out the whole episode of Philosophy in Action Radio.
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.
- Duration: 7:44
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- Why I donate by Arwen
- Institute for Justice's Challenge to the National Organ Transplant Act
- Text Summary of John Stossel's 20/20 program on organ markets
- Organ Pedding debated by Richard Epstein and Atul Gawande
- Death’s Waiting List by Sally Satel
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