Iranian model of paid and regulated living-unrelated kidney donation.
Some people in poorer countries are compelled to sell their organs on the black market. Why not build a regulated system that compensates them fairly and ensures their safety? The donor gets health coverage for at least a year and reduced rates on health insurance for years after that. In 1988 a compensated and regulated living donor program was adopted in Iran. We review the backgrounds, characteristics, results, and ethical issues surrounding the Iranian model paid kidney donation program.