The scarcity of organs will be eliminated only if significantly more people agree to donate their own organs and those of close family members. For this, a more fundamental rethinking of the present system of organ retrieval may be required. Such a revision would begin by placing the debate between supporters of a system based on voluntary giving and those who favor either a market system or one based on expropriation (presumed consent) in the larger context of debate about the kind of society we favor.
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Areen, Judith C., "A Scarcity of Organs" (1988). Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works. Paper 1438.