Should people be paid for donating bodily fluids or organs?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: People should be paid for donating
    Nothing : (46 votes)
    15 %
    All of the below : (34 votes)
    11 %
    Blood : (21 votes)
    7 %
    Specific blood products - eg. plasma : (37 votes)
    12 %
    Sperm : (46 votes)
    15 %
    Eggs : (62 votes)
    20 %
    A kidney : (38 votes)
    12 %
    Hair : (22 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @AB Bride:  Well, based on how you asked your question, it isn’t really a donation if you are getting paid for it 😛 lol

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I voted nothing :), but a cookie would be nice. Lmao

     

    Post # 6
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    8425 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @AB Bride:  It would be very difficult to regulate.  I imagine it would utimately end with those who are more priveledged farming organs from the less priveledged.

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @housebee:  True. Or people desperate for money would go to these extreme measures…… Well, some of them are extreme.

    Post # 9
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    While I don’t think they should, I think there is also a very large need for some of these things, and could be more of an incentive.  But I don’t think anyone should be basically bribed into giving up an organ (or part thereof), and I don’t think something that is easily replaceable by most (blood, hair) should get any sort of money.

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    A donation is a donation. So if it’s being called a donation then they should be paid nothing.

    I do think that being able to sell your bodily fluids would yeild more, so I think it’s ok.

     

    Post # 12
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @AB Bride:  Money making industries don’t start off corrupted, they end up that way.  Once the profit is greater than the penalty, things will spiral out of control.  Nothing is immune to corruption if given enough time.

    Post # 13
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    No way!  organ traficking is a huge problem 

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I’m trying to donate my eggs right now, and I really don’t think people would do it if there wasn’t some kind of compensation. I will have to pay to get to the doctor’s office dozens of times by the time the egg retrieval rolls around. And if I weren’t a grad student, I would have to take tons of time off work. I will also be altering my body with hormones, going without sex and exercise for about a month, and changing my birth control schedule.

    Since I DO think people should be able to us donor eggs, and I don’t think there would really be many/any donors without fair compensation, then yes, I think egg donors should be compensated.

    Post # 16
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I think it’s different for things that are regenerated in the body (i.e. blood, eggs, sperm, etc).  Most organs will not regenerate, which is what I suspect makes them “high ticket” items.

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