from Market Design at on November 30, 2016 at 05:38AM

Frank McCormick points out this encouraging story from New Zealan, about removing financial disincentives from donating a kidney:

‘Recognising the heroes’ – MP’s bill will give organ donors full compo while they recover

"Mr Bishop has steered a Member’s Bill into law that will pay donors 100 per cent of their income for up to eight weeks plus childcare costs if needed.

In 2015 there were 78 live donors who donated a kidney or part of their liver, and "while the rate of live and deceased donors is slowly increasing, New Zealand still has one of the lowest organ donation rates in the world.

"The evidence is pretty clear that financial barriers is one thing that people do think about," Mr Bishop said."