"For those already willing to donate to anyone, 63 percent said that the payment would make them even more likely to do it. Of those in the second group, composed of those willing to donate to a restricted group, 60 percent said they would be more likely to consider it. And in the third group that was unwilling to donate, 26 percent said they would reconsider because of the money.
The researchers also found that there were some people who would be more reluctant to donate if money was involved. In the first group 8 percent would be less willing, 9 percent in the second group, and 18 percent in the third group.
"Thus," the researchers concluded, "payment motivated more US voters to positively consider donor nephrectomy rather than to reject the notion of donating a kidney."
HT: Frank McCormick, Philip Held