Policy Forum

Remedying the Organ Shortage: The Ethics of Market Incentives

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Date and Time
May 13, 2004 12 - 1:30 PM EDT
1st floor/Wintergarden
Featuring Richard A. Epstein, James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law, University of Chicago; David J. Undis, Executive Director, LifeSharers; and James F. Childress, Former Member, Ethics Committee, United Network for Organ Sharing, Hollingsworth Professor of Ethics, University of Virginia.

Thousands of Americans die every year because regulations create shortages of transplantable organs. Congress has directed the Department of Health and Human Services to report on “the ethical implications” of proposals to increase supply. Come hear leading experts discuss the ethics of existing policies and allowing market mechanisms to allocate transplantable organs. A transcript of this event will be delivered to the Department of Health and Human Services task force.