Conflict of interest statement: No conflicts declared
Organ Sales: Exploitative at Any Price?
Article first published online: 1 OCT 2012
© 2012 John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Volume 28, Issue 4, pages 194–202, May 2014
How to Cite
Lawlor, R. (2014), Organ Sales: Exploitative at Any Price?. Bioethics, 28: 194–202. doi: 10.1111/bioe.12000
- Issue published online: 13 APR 2014
- Article first published online: 1 OCT 2012
- organ sales;
- reluctant sellers;
- willing sellers;
In many cases, claims that a transaction is exploitative will focus on the details of the transaction, such as the price paid or conditions. For example, in a claim that a worker is exploited, the grounds for the claim are usually that the pay is not sufficient or the working conditions too dangerous. In some cases, however, the claim that a transaction is exploitative is not seen to rely on these finer details. Many, for example, claim that organ sales would be exploitative, in a way that doesn't seem to depend on the details. This article considers, but ultimately rejects, a number of arguments which could be used to defend this sort of claim.