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When Altruism Isn't Enough: The Case for Compensating Organ Donors

Date

Jan 26, 2012 - 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Location

Columbia University, Schermerhorn Hall, Room 963

Dr. Sally Satel spoke about her new book, When Altruism Isn't Enough: Compensating Organ Donors. With America facing an increasingly desperate organ shortage, patients go to extreme measures to secure the transplant-viable organs they need. Dr. Satel argued that altruism, while an admirable quality, is not sufficient motivation for potential donors.

Speakers

Sally Satel, M.D. writes regularly about bioethics for the New York Times.