The Voluntary Blood Donations Act" prohibits paying and receiving payment for blood, either directly or indirectly. With this bill, the legislature has made the giving and receiving of blood a sacrament. The simplest solution to the blood and plasma shortage is to desacralize blood and plasma. Instead of bowing our heads to this idol, we should see it as the false idol it is, and get back to having a market in blood.
Peter is an Assistant Teaching Professor at Georgetown University where he teaches business ethics. He is a Director with the Institute for Liberal Studies, and a Senior Fellow with the Canadian Constitution Foundation. He is the author (with Jason Brennan) of Markets without Limits: Moral Virtues and Commercial Interests.
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