Tuesday, November 10, 2015

A plea for kidney sales in the Atlantic, from an Orthodox rabbi

Writing in the Atlantic, kidney donor Shmuly Yanklowitz argues that it would be easier for more people to do as he did if kidney donors could be paid.

Give a Kidney, Get a Check
Some people in poorer countries are compelled to sell their organs on the black market. Why not build a regulated system that compensates them fairly and ensures their safety? 

Yanklowitz is an Orthodox rabbi: here's a bit of his bio:

Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz is the Founder and President of Uri L’Tzedek. In 2012 and 2013, Newsweek rated Rav Shmuly one of the top 50 rabbis in America. Rav Shmuly is the author of 7 books on Jewish Ethics. He studied at the University of Texas as an undergraduate and Harvard University for a Masters in Leadership and Psychology, and he completed a second Masters degree in Jewish Philosophy at Yeshiva University. He completed his doctorate at Columbia University in Moral Development and Epistemology, and has taught as an instructor of moral philosophy at Barnard College and at the UCLA Law School. Shmuly was ordained as a Rabbi by Yeshivat Chovevei Torah (the YCT Rabbinical School) as a Wexner Graduate Fellow prior to which he studied Talmud and Jewish law at Yeshivat Hamivtar in Efrat, Israel for two years.

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