Yesterday the BBC one programme the Big Questions came from my home town of
So the big question was… Should live donors be encouraged to provide a kidney to the transplant service by offering them financial compensation?
I was asked to appear on the programme to debate this issue; I declined however a friend and fellow dialysis patient appeared on the programme. He stated that he did not agree with this. I am tempted to agree with him and feel that those in desperate need of money may be exploited and it could end up that they would feel pressured to donate. More education and promotion into organ donation is necessary and maybe in the future the opt-out system will be put into practice to improve the shortage of organs.
Click here to see the message board from the big questions, and people’s thoughts on the subject.