Exploring the ethics of offering tax credits to organ donors

     Dr. Matthew Cooper, (left) and  Dr. Seyed Ghasemian transplant a donated kidney into Brenda Hudson at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, Tuesday, June 28, 2016.  More than 120,000 people are on the nation’s waiting list for an organ transplant, most of them for kidneys, and thousands die before receiving one because of a dire shortage of donors.  (Molly Riley/AP Photo)

    Dr. Matthew Cooper, (left) and Dr. Seyed Ghasemian transplant a donated kidney into Brenda Hudson at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, Tuesday, June 28, 2016. More than 120,000 people are on the nation’s waiting list for an organ transplant, most of them for kidneys, and thousands die before receiving one because of a dire shortage of donors. (Molly Riley/AP Photo)

    For the nearly 120,000 people in the United States awaiting organ donations, word that New Jersey is considering offering tax credits to organ donors is welcoming news indeed. 

    But the well-intentioned effort raises ethical questions.  NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller talks them over with Art Caplan, head of Medical Ethics at New York University School of Medicine.

    Listen to their conversation below.

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