Financial Rewards For Living Organ Donors

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Financial Rewards for Living Organ Donors Deciding whether or not one would like to become an organ donor should be a relatively simple decision. But becoming a living organ donor, for someone who may need a kidney or liver, is something that is not always possible to those who do want to help. Unfortunately many people incur costs for the life-saving donation. Regardless of the fact that many other types of donors get paid for their donations. Here lies the frustration of many who are waiting years for their life saving organ. Many of which who do not receive them. If we can financially compensate individuals who donate hair, sperm, eggs and even become gestation surrogates, than there must be a way to financially reward live solid organ donators. There is an increased demand for life saving organ transplantation has become overwhelming. So much that those who are awaiting organ transplants are becoming desperate, despite the current tax incentive already offered to organ donors in many states. As of July 2016 there are 19 states who have enacted tax deduction or credits to living donors, one of them being Wisconsin. Wisconsin’s statute 71.05 states that, “Subject to the conditions in this paragraph, an individual may subtract up to $10,000 from federal adjusted gross income if he or she, or his or her dependent who is claimed under section 151 of the Internal Revenue Code, while living, donates one or more of his or her human organs to another human being for human
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