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Debate Score:18
Arguments:14
Total Votes:18
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Ought one receive monetary compensation for donating blood or organs?

Yes

Side Score: 9
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No

Side Score: 9
2 points

Compensation most likely would increases the number of donors, and thus keeps more people alive; those people pay taxes, so keeping them alive - even if it temporarily costs money - will result in gaining more money than was lost in the long run.

Side: yes
2 points

Wait, those people pay taxes, since when are you concerned with paying taxes. Donating blood and organs is a personal choice, and should no money should be received.

Companies are paying employees to exercise more.

Side: No
TERMINATOR(6778) Disputed
2 points

I am not sure that I fully get your argument.

If there is no, for instance, blood available for a person of a certain type, than that person will die. The community will 'miss out' on that person's taxes - which is certainly worth far more than a few bucks which could entice somebody of that type to donate in the first place.

A personal choice?

I'd say that sperm is one of the most personal things around - yet people buy and sell it as they would an apple or a DVD.

Side: yes
1 point

I believe that it's okay to either donate or receive money for it. It's yours. If anything is yours, your blood and organs are, and if you don't wish to part with them for free, but you'd still like to help someone, that's your choice.

However, in some situations, it is ethically wrong to require money for your blood or organs. For instance, you are going to die in 20 seconds no matter what, requiring money to be donated to your kids to save the person beside you who needs your kidneys might just cause 2 lives to end instead of just the one.

So, in short, yes, get money for your blood and organs if you want it and doing so does not cause death, and only in a scenario in which limitations on the profitability of this trade are strictly and morally governed. It should serve as a solid motivator to increase blood and organ stocks, not as a rally cry for cut throat merchants.

Side: yes
1 point

If it is okay to receive money but in life and death situations, it would be ethically wrong to get money for blood donations.

Most cases of blood transfusion are in the case of emergencies.

Side: No

I think that somebody should receive at least $5 per donation, or a coupon for a cup of coffee. I agree with TERMINATOR, the long term profits would far exceed the short term costs.

Side: yes

I think so. A person should be paid for bodily donations and a payment program in place would increase donations.

Side: Yes
1 point

It's called a blood donation for a reason, right? If you really want to make money off of your body, then you can go to Las Vegas and walk the streets or something. ;)

Side: No
1 point

Do you get money for donating to a charity or to those red salvation army cans during the holidays? Donations are a kindness from the heart not something where you give to receive. You should give so you can know you helped someone. One thing we can all agree on is that if people receive money for donating organs or blood, there would be a large spike by the end of that week in people feeling a little more generous.

Side: No

the word donation comes from the latin word donatio which means to give now the word to give does not imply to recieve as well it simply means to give and to not recieve so you should not recieve money for giving blood

Side: No
TERMINATOR(6778) Disputed
1 point

Do you get money for donating to a charity or to those red salvation army cans during the holidays?

I can recall getting some coupons from some places.

Donations are a kindness from the heart not something where you give to receive.

What if people with much-needed blood haven't any kindness in their heart? The person who actually needs the blood'll die!

One thing we can all agree on is that if people receive money for donating organs or blood, there would be a large spike by the end of that week in people feeling a little more generous.

What's so bad about that?

It could save many lives!

Side: yes