TITLE

Proposed tax credit for organ donation raises ethical concerns

AUTHOR(S)
Skura, Elyse
PUB. DATE
July 2010
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/13/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 10, pE461
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that the proposed tax credit for organ donations by ethicist Jurgen De Wispelaere and Professor Lindsay Stirton raises ethical concerns. It states that the proposal would require a redesign of the registration process of organ donation, in which the organ's recipient would receive the tax credit; however, Canadian experts believe that it may result in the commoditization of organs. Doctor Sam Shemie cites the proposal as a band-aid solution to the organ donation issue.
ACCESSION #
52226842

 

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