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Legality of Alternative Organ Donation Practices Under 42 U.S.C. § 274e

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Two alternative kidney donation practices, in which a living donor who is incompatible with his intended recipient donates a kidney to a stranger in exchange for the intended recipient’s receiving a kidney from another donor or increased priority on a waiting list, do not violate the prohibition on transfers of organs for “valuable consideration” in 42 U.S.C. § 274e.

Updated May 29, 2015