Organ donor payment: Should donors be compensated?

A new poll by NPR and Thomson Reuters asked if you support compensating people who donate their organs. About 41 percent of respondents supported giving cash for organs. But about 60 percent approved of giving some sort of credit for health care.

It is currently illegal to sell your organs. The National Organ Transplant Act, a federal law, states that it’s against the law to sell human organs and tissue.

Bioethicists fear that if people can sell their organs, the poor could be exploited.

Read the full NPR story here.