Sunday, November 9, 2008

Egg Donors Compensation

Compensate women for those who donate their eggs for research? Yes, that was the recent news after Singapore's Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan announced recently too to amend a law about allowing living organ donors be compensated. With this, the Bioethics Advisory Committee suggests that these women should be fairly compensated.

When a woman decides to donate her egg for research, should she be compensated, do you think? Do you think that it might become an inducement that it becomes inethical?

I suppose a small sum is alright. Perhaps she should be compensated in many other forms, such as free medical consultation for life, subsidised payment for medicine or something in that line? Perhaps if she is being compensated in terms of money, it should not be too big a sum and being paid out in a certain time frame like a sum once every year? Just my two cents' worth.

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