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Money for kidney donation


Fewer than 100 living people donate a kidney each year -- but that number might increase if people are paid for their donations.

It's against the law to buy or sell organs. But researchers at the University of Pennsylvania wanted to see how the possibility of payment would influence potential donors.

The number of people willing to donate doubled if they were paid.

Some say even a regulated payment system for kidneys would exploit the poor.

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