Letter to the Editor

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This is in response to the March 30 article, "Scientists create algorithm to help kidney transplants."

While the algorithms optimizing organ donation are enormously beneficial, without lifting restrictions on monetary compensation for donations the shortage of donors will continue. Bans on compensation for organ donation are essentially based on the anti-American principle of citizens being the property of the state, for if people are truly sovereign over themselves, they should be able to sell their liver (or any other part of their body).

Dr. Amesh A. Adalja, Industrial Management 1995