I am not quite sure which board this topic should be in but I believe that med students would have the most relevant ethical ideas on the topic. Since this may be something that you will have to deal with in the very near future. As you all probably know it is being discussed by lawmakers and could be coming in the near future. I really can't decide if this is a good idea. Then again, I am very hesitant to say that this is a bad idea. Being a fully registered donor, -eyes, skin, bone etc.-I believe that organ donation is a wonderful gift that everyone should give. The reason for this is obvious though, to increase the availability of organs for patients in need. But, I believe that this could ultimately prevent underprivileged individuals from obtaining organs. (I.e. if you don't have the money to pay for an organ, would you then die unless a free one comes up?) So my question is this: That do you think about paying the family's of deceased individuals for their gift of an organ/organs?