Featuring the author Sigrid Fry-Revere, Founder, Center for Ethical Solutions; with comments by Sally Satel, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute; and Robert Klitzman, Associate Professor, Columbia University; moderated by Michael Tanner, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute.
One of the most contentious ethical issues surrounding
transplantation today is the question of organ selling. Given the
shortage of donated organs, should people be able to sell their
organs either directly or indirectly? Today, organ selling is
illegal in nearly all industrialized countries. One of the few that
does allow it is the Islamic Republic of Iran. Until recently, that
country’s experience has gone largely unreported. But Sigrid
Fry-Revere, a leading medical ethicist, traveled to Iran and
observed how the market in organs functions in practice. Now in her
new book, The Kidney Sellers, she describes her
experience. Please join the Cato Institute for a discussion of the
book and how it can inform the ethical issue of organ selling.