In general, those in the Western countries are sort
of abhorrent of the idea that you would pay somebody
for organs. But on the other side of it, there are
countries where the payment that somebody would receive
for an organ transplant could take care of themselves
and their families for ten years.
Narrator: The main problem is, there are not
Roberts: And that pertains partially to this
payment for organs. It also makes it so that we need
to decide how best to allocate organs to those patients
who are waiting.
Narrator: For Science Today, I'm Larissa Branin.