organ brokerage

organ brokerage

Organ theft Transplantation The sale of an organ–eg, a kidney by a living donor, or any commercial transaction in which an organ for transplantation is obtained through coercion
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Barry Jacobs, a Virginia physician whose medical license had previously been revoked for Medicare fraud, to establish a for- profit organ brokerage. (34)
(62) In sum, the Norwood Act's legislative history does nothing to alter our conclusion in part IV.B that the NOTA Congress paid little attention to the possible meanings of the phrase "valuable consideration" beyond the immediately salient threat of for-profit organ brokerage. If anything, the Norwood Act legislative history suggests that the Norwood Act was intended as a safe harbor from NOT A for risk-averse transplant centers and that NOT A does not speak to the type of altruistic exchange contemplated by RTT at all, though we hesitate to read too much into that conclusion.
Barry Jacobs, who wanted to address the already apparent organ shortage by establishing an organ brokerage to facilitate domestic and international kidney sales.
(224) The FDA could support the cost of governmental oversight by charging licensing fees to private companies that would serve as organ brokerage houses.
By offering economic incentives to promote organ donations, we are encouraging the dangerous practice of organ brokerage. Undoubtedly we need to recognize the inherent need for incentives to donate.