Indian doctors debate incentives for organ donorsBMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7472.938-d (Published 21 October 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:938
- Ganapati Mudur
- New Delhi
New investigations in India of alleged trade in human kidneys have sparked a debate among doctors about whether the law on transplantation of organs should be changed to allow incentives to donors.
This month police in New Delhi probed the alleged role of public and private hospitals in the kidney trade. At the same time doctors warned that the number of renal transplants is dropping because hospitals are refusing cases involving donors unrelated to patients.
About 150 000 patients are diagnosed with end stage kidney disease in India each year. But the number …