There are thousands of people who have to face the tiresome process of renal dialysis on a regular basis because their kidneys have failed. There are thousands of people who die every month because they were not able to find a kidney. The statistics are shocking, yet there is not much that can be done about them because the amount of people who are willing to donate a kidney to someone who is in desperate need of the healthy kidney is not enough to meet the growing demand.
The article on Priceonomics looks into the possibility of paying people for their kidneys and what problems are associated with the buying and selling of kidneys. The question is, how much do you think is a fair price for a kidney? How much would you be willing to pay if it was your loved one who desperately needed that kidney?