This blog occasionally discusses organ donation. Over the years, there has been increasing government control over organ transplantation. It is not an area where supply and demand can meet in the normal economic sense, because there is a fixed supply of organs that is not adequate to satisfy demand. Many libertarians have proposed that anybody who wants to sell one of his organs should be free to do so. (Currently, we are not.)
Joshua Mezrich and Joseph Scalea, two organ-transplant physicians, make the case in The Atlantic that we should not have to wait until bran death to donate organs.
Read the entire column at NCPA's Health Policy Blog.