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Argument against legalising the sale of kidneys

The issue with this line of thinking arises from how we can apply this thinking to other more undesirable outcomes. While the transference of kidneys is acceptable due to the lessened risk to the donor and tolerable quality of life, that distinction becomes more clouded when discussing the transference of limbs or more crucial organs. Would the sale of an arm or an eyeball represent too large of a loss of quality of life, or is it more repugnant due to its overtness? Radin suggests that “to preserve organ donation as an opportunity for altruism is also one way of keeping from our view the desperation of poor people.” (Kyriazi, 2015) Certainly here it would be difficult to ignore the plight of the poor in good conscience were they required to blatantly disassemble themselves to survive.

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