Alex Massie

Learning from Iran

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I'm talking about kidneys of course. Over to Alex Tabarrok:

Only one country in the world has eliminated the shortage of transplant kidneys.  Only one country in the world has legalized financial payments to kidney donors.  That country is Iran.

In an important report, transplant surgeon Benjamin Hippen argues that the Iranian system has saved thousands of lives and it should be used if not as model then to inform America's efforts to eliminate its deadly shortage.

Want to solve the organ donor shortage? Learn from Iran and permit donors to be compensated.

Written byAlex Massie

Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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